Ocean County Library Hosts Documentary On Child Sex Trafficking

October 23, 2017

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host a screening of the documentary “I Am Jane Doe” 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.

Narrated by Academy-Award nominee, Jessica Chastain, “I Am Jane Doe” reveals how, after rescuing their daughters, several mothers filed lawsuits against the advertising website, Backpage. Their efforts have sparked a human trafficking Senate investigation, pending legislation in Congress.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m., a brief presentation will begin at 6 p.m. A question and answer period facilitated by the New Jersey Coalition of Human Trafficking and the Dream Catcher program of the Women’s Center in Atlantic City will conclude the program. A teaser for the film can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFQs3Xf4cH0.

This program provides 2.5 professional development hours and a certificate of attendance.

This program is sponsored by: The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Ocean County Youth Service Commission, Ocean County Health Department, S.C. of NJ Ocean County Probation-Juvenile Supervision, the Ocean County Library, Municipal Alliance Project, the New Jersey Governors Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse and The GangWise Project, a part of the Tools for Teens and Adults Series.

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the top and middle levels of the Toms River parking garage behind the library and all levels in the Ocean County parking garage on Hooper Avenue.

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