Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp and the Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education (GRACE) Commission, announced on Monday a new human trafficking awareness training for State of Georgia employees modelled on the training program that Delta Air Lines developed for its staff.
Following Delta’s recent success in training 86,000 employees to identify and report human trafficking, Georgia took from Delta’s book and used the airline’s anti-trafficking training to inform their program, including Delta’s video scenarios in the state’s official training.
Delta’s Senior Vice President of Inflight Service and leader of Delta’s Executive Steering Committee Fighting Human Trafficking, Allison Ausband, serves as the airline representative on the First Lady’s Commission, sharing insights as the leader of Delta’s 28,000 flight attendants and expertise from working on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force.
“I am beyond proud of my company and my state for focusing our resources on a topic that matters most: the safety and dignity of people,” Ausband said. “Tackling an issue that is estimated to impact 25 million people worldwide has to be a cross-collaborative effort. Partnership from the GRACE Commission is critical for challenging our state, and ultimately the nation, to #GetOnBoard.”
Delta’s anti-trafficking training was designed in partnership with human trafficking survivors and experts at Polaris, using data-driven insights.
In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), the Georgia training will empower state employees to learn the signs of trafficking and how to report suspicious activity. The training is also available to any Georgian resident by visiting this link.
“I want to thank Commissioner Atwood and his team at the Department of Administrative Services for their dedicated work to develop this human trafficking awareness training program,” said First Lady Marty Kemp. “By educating individuals on the issue, we are creating an army of trained eyes which will literally have the ability to save lives.”