The Brookhaven Police Department will host a community awareness event for adults on child sex trafficking in the city and state on Dec. 11 from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Brookhaven Christian Church, 4500 Peachtree Road NE.

The event includes the viewing of the 90-minute film “8 Days,” a drama about a 16-year-old girl forced into sex trafficking and the fight by her family and friends to rescue her. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion and case-study assessment by the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. This event is intended for those 16 years of age and older due to the serious nature of the content.

“This awareness event is critical to help reduce the demand. Without demand we can eliminate the supply, which is our precious children in Brookhaven, children across the state of Georgia, and our nation,” said Greg Chevalier, director of Outreach at Brookhaven Christian, in a press release.

Added Brookhaven Chief Gary Yandura, “Brookhaven is continuing to invest money and resources in to collapsing this problem. We are appreciative of partners such as Brookhaven Christian Church that support us in our efforts.”

For more information or questions about this film or event, please contact Chevalier at or at 678-612-7652.

Please RSVP to attend at Attendance is limited to 120 participants.

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.