Missoula detective among speakers at Great Falls event

Posted at 12:54 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 14:54:12-04

GREAT FALLS – No More Violence Week is being marked in Great Falls.

Speakers, presentations and workshops this week will shed light on violence in the community as well as ways to prevent it. Violence victims were remembered and honored Monday night as dove-shaped balloons were released into the air.

The community tribute was to show their support to all the people who have fallen victims to child abuse, sexual assault, missing and murdered indigenous women and school shootings.

As part of no more violence week, law enforcement has been attending training to learn more about human trafficking. Missoula Police Detective Guy Baker says that human trafficking is the second leading criminal enterprise because it is a reusable commodity.

Law enforcement learned how to speak with victims, investigative strategies and indicators of human trafficking on Monday. Baker says a lot of people think human trafficking does not happen in Montana but it does.