A growing concern for tougher state laws on human trafficking led Alabama to pass its first anti-trafficking legislation in April.
A human trafficking seminar helps law enforcement, social service organizations and others better respond to the issue.
Authorities say the best way to enforce the law is to have both state and federal legislation.
"The worst that could happen is you find a victim and you mishandle the case and you re-victimize the victim or you can't help that person,” said Nola Theiss, Executive Director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships.
Immigrants are often targets for human trafficking...working in fields for very little pay.
Wiregrass officials are looking into this type and more in our area.