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San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos is set to provide opening remarks at a San Mateo event Tuesday held in conjunction with Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month.

The community is invited to learn what the County is doing to combat human trafficking, and the partners involved in the battle from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at City of San Mateo Council Chambers, 330 West 20th Ave. The event, called Fighting Human Trafficking in San Mateo County, is free and open to the public.

From 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., the program will feature refreshments and resource tables featuring agencies including Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC), District Attorney’s Victim Services Division, FBI San Francisco Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Freedom House, Rape Trauma Services (RTS), Special Operations, StarVista, and Worldsong Aid.

From 7-8:30 p.m., the program and a Q&A will occur, with Bolanos delivering opening remarks.

The event is hosted by the San Mateo County Human Trafficking Program, a collaboration between the sheriff’s office and San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association.

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