Tennessee teachers now required to learn how to detect human trafficking

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee lawmakers have passed a new law that requires teachers to take a course on how to detect human trafficking.

Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, a new law requires teachers to take a course on how to detect human trafficking.

All teachers must receive a one-time in-service training on the detection, intervention, prevention and treatment of child victims. Teachers in East Tennessee districts, like Anderson County, have already taken the course.

The bill also requires local boards of education to maintain a record of each teacher who completes the training.

Sex trafficking remains the second/fastest growing crime in Tennessee, according to the TBI.

Learn more about the new law here.

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