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By Teresa Simpson
The Gazette 

Garfield hosted presentation recognizing human trafficking

Presentation held to raise awareness in rural areas


November 2, 2023

GARFIELD — The Garfield City Council hosted a community training for those interested in awareness of human sex trafficking in the local area on Thursday, Oct. 26.

A small group of 14 community members gathered in the Garfield Community Center, 1st and California Street, to see a presentation on the dangers of sex trafficking and how to recognize it given by licensed clinical social worker Paula Barthlmess and police detective Chad Benson.

Barthlmess and Benson started the presentation by asking if anyone knew the difference between prostitution and human trafficking.

Benson explained th...

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