Combatting Human Trafficking in the Midst of COVID-19 (01/27/22)
Includes a Live Event on 01-27-2022 at 3:00 PM (CST)
Human trafficking has always been a challenging issue and currently, in the midst of COVID-19, it is even harder to combat trafficking and support survivors of trafficking. Governments, law enforcement, the courts, and not-for-profit organizations have had to adjust strategies and adapt to new methods of stopping trafficking and new ways to support survivors. During this seminar, experts in the field will provide updates on local trafficking prevention measures, investigation and prosecution strategies, and adapted social services for survivors of trafficking as a result of COVID-19.
TOPICS AND SPEAKERS:
Mary Anna Planey, Supervisor-Human Trafficking Unit, Assistant State’s Attorney
Ashley Kizler, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Rachel Ostergaard, Program Manager, Salvation Army STOP-IT Program
Melissa Hernandez, Outreach Director, Above & Beyond Recovery Center, and Director, The Puerto Rico Project
Kara Doan, Co-Founder & COO, Restoration61
Summar Ghias, MSW, Program Director, Freedom From Trafficking Program, Heartland Human Care Services
LOCAL LEGISLATION AND POLICY UPDATE
Legislative Update & Introduction of State Representative Kam Buckner
Ameena Majid, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
Ala Salameh, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw
Policy Updates & Prevention
State Representative Kam Buckner
Deborah (Dee) Baker, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission; Chair, CBA Anti-Human Trafficking Committee
Kathryn Carso Liss, DePaul University College of Law, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center; Chair, CBA Alliance For Women Committee
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