Learn more about human trafficking in the Northwest

POULSBO — Throughout Washington state, and even in Kitsap County, women and children are being trafficked for profit, according to the organizers of Break Free Kitsap.

Several Poulsbo organizations are hosting the second Break Free North Kitsap Jan. 23, 5-8 p.m., in the Poulsbo City Hall council chambers.

Jan. 21-27 is Human Trafficking Awareness Week.

Detective Harry James of the Seattle Police Department’s Innocence Lost Task Force will be on-hand for questions and to give updates from Shared Hope International and Rescue and Restore. The event will also provide Internet safety tips for kids and parents, and screen the film “Your American Teen.”

The documentary is about the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in the northwest region of the United States ( A representative from the movie’s producer and crew will also be on hand for a Q&A session after the film.

Break Free Kitsap is organized by Peninsula Lighthouse Ministries, Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap, North Kitsap Optimist Club and DEF Productions.


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