The first anti-human trafficking summit, hosted by the California Cybersecurity Institute at Cal Poly, is officially underway.
People gathered at the university Sunday afternoon for a community panel and resource fair. Locals learned about ways to recognize and stop human trafficking.
Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham and San Luis Obispo County district attorney Dan Dow were members of the panel and discussed their efforts to combat human trafficking on the Central Coast.
"There are over 25 million victims of human trafficking around the world, including labor trafficking and sex trafficking. That is happening locally, statewide and nationwide," said Danielle Borrelli who oversees operations of the California Cybersecurity Institute.
Local law enforcement officers will receive special training during the summit, teaching them new technology strategies to stop trafficking.
After six months of work, Cal Poly students will present their anti-human trafficking projects Tuesday night.