Joint Human Trafficking Training for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
|Dates:||January 26, 2018 Other Dates|
|Meets:||F from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM|
|Location:||Goodwyn Hall - AUM Campus 112|
There are still openings remaining at this time.
Location: Auburn University Montgomery Campus, Goodwyn Hall Room 112
Address: 7400 East Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Contact Hours: 3.5 hours
This training is for law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, and victim service providers, as well as nurses, hotel personnel, and education professionals. This training is not for those simply wanting training hours. Attendees should be genuinely interested in combating human trafficking.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, human trafficking is recognized as "a modern-day form of slavery" and "is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today." Human trafficking often takes one of two forms - labor or sex trafficking. Labor trafficking may include forced labor or debt bondage, where a victim continually works to pay off an undefined and seemingly endless debt. Sex trafficking includes forcing victims to perform sexual acts, performances, or prostitution, or subjecting them to sexual abuse or torture. Victims may be subject to inhumane conditions and may be afraid to seek help due to language barriers, immigration status, or fear of the trafficker.
The purpose of the training is to bring together federal, state, and local law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and victim service providers, to learn about and discuss collaborative investigations, victim services, and prosecutions. The speaker lineup includes*:
- Special Agent Brian Johnston- Georgia Bureau of Investigations
Sex Trafficking Case Study and Lessons Learned
- Melissa L. Peters, MD- Medical Director for Physical Abuse, Children's Hospital Intervention & Prevention Services (CHIPS)
Medical Indicators of Child Sex Trafficking
- Susan Norris- Author and Founder of Rescuing Hope
Overview of Rescuing Hope and Survivor Stories
* subject to change