RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) - Nearly a quarter of a million children are victims of human trafficking, a modern day form of slavery. It’s an astonishing and disturbing statistic. Since 2009, the Richmond Justice Initiative has focused on raising awareness and educating the public about this issue, with their first ever Virginia Abolition Conference coming up. The Virginia Abolition Conference is Friday January 10th and Saturday January 11th at the West End Assembly of God located on Parham Road in Richmond. For more information visit http://richmondjusticeinitiative.com/ .