Human Trafficking: A Closer Look

Start Time/Date: 8:00 AM Thursday, October 15, 2015
End Time/Date: 4:00 PM Friday, October 16, 2015
ADDRESS: Royal Dearborn Hotel & Convention Center
600 Town Center Drive
CITY: Dearborn, MI 48126

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There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history, with an estimated 27 million people in bondage across the globe.  Trafficking in persons is estimated to be one of the top grossing criminal industries in the world today and unfortunately these figures also reflect the reality that Michigan is a source, destination and transit state that has victims, U.S. citizens and foreign nationals, who are trapped in forced labor and sexual exploitation. This conference is focused on both the realities of identified cases of trafficking but more importantly on successful strategies in combating trafficking as well as supporting prosecution and how to best support those who are victims. The Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, sponsor of the Conference, is over 90 agencies strong focusing on the collaborative efforts of law enforcement, prosecution, courts, victim service providers, community members, faith based groups, medical and therapy representations, businesses, etc. who operate under a shared vision, expertise, open communication and a means to implement and sustain this effort.  All interested parties will benefit from the number of national and state experts who will be on the agenda examining what needs to be done to prevent and provide impetus for improvement addressing the issues in this heinous crime to children, women, and men.
 
The cost of this conference is $125.00.
 
This covers breakfast and lunch both days and your conference materials. There is no fee for prosecutor based victim advocates, sheriff based victim advocates, prosecutors or assistant prosecutors. Cancellations made within one week of the conference will not be refunded. You may send someone else in your stead if you contact us and let us know in writing to: Kirstyne Parker - parkerk6@michigan.gov
 
Please contact Roberta J. Haney-Jones, PAAM Victim Rights Program Director at haneyjonesr@michigan.gov or Jane White at jane.white@ssc.msu.edu if you have any questions about this conference. If you need to book a hotel room at a reduced rate you will have the link to the hotel registration on your confirmation.
 
To learn more about sex trafficking we've included a video below. Warning: Contains some graphic material