Recent Presentations

 Recent Presentations
March 2016 "Child Labor and Sex Trafficking in the Midwest,” panelist, Beloit college, with Dr. Susan Bissell, chief of  UNICEF's Child Protection Section
November 2015 9th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture, University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana, “Child Trafficking: A Call to Action"
March 20, 2015 Marquette University Law School Restorative Justice Conference, Speaker, “What It Takes to Help a Survivor Develop a Legal Case and Deal with Life Beyond,” Milwaukee, WI
October 22, 2014 Safe Harbor Conference, Presenter/Trainer, “Understanding Privacy and Confidentiality When Serving Sexually Exploited Youth,” Minneapolis, MN (OVC-TTAC)
August 2014 4th Annual Cook County Human Trafficking Conference, Presenter, “Research Results: Legal Needs Assessment for Child Trafficking Victims"
April 2014 Freedom Network Annual Conference, Presenter, “Legal Services Assessment for Trafficked Children, Special Issues Concerning Undocumented Children”, San Francisco
May 21, 2013 Human Trafficking Seminar, presenter, with Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Kaethe Morris Hoffer, and, Judge Virginia Kendall, sponsored by National Association of Women Judges and the ABA Human trafficking Task Force., Chicago, IL
August 3, 2012 Chicago, Illinois, Annual American Bar Association (ABA) conference, ABA Criminal Justice Section Juvenile Justice Committee’s Program, Youth Sex Trafficking Victims: First Response and After
June 7, 2012 Columbia, South Carolina, Speaker, Dept of Children and Family Services Family Living Conference, Out of Harm’s Way, an Introduction to Child Trafficking
November 29, 2011 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Presenter, Human Trafficking Conference. “Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking”
August 5, 2011 Toronto, Canada, Presenter, ABA Annual conference, “Child Trafficking”
April 14, 2011 Northern Illinois University College of Law, Presenter, NIU Law Review Symposium on Human Trafficking
September 22–23, 2010 Loyola University Chicago, Illinois, Presenter, “The Intersection of Child Welfare and Child Trafficking,” National Conference on Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Children in the US
October 29–November 1, 2009 Lincoln, Nebraska, Presenter, First Interdisciplinary Human Trafficking Research Conference, “Child Trafficking and Current State of U.S. Government Response”
October 1–4, 2009 Carlsbad, California, Global Forum on Human Trafficking, Panelist (with Ambassador Lou de Baca, Global Trafficking in Persons Unit, U.S. State Department) on “Transitional Justice and Human Trafficking”
March 30–April 2, 2009 Pristina, Kosovo, Presenter (invited by U.S. Department of Justice, as sole U.S. NGO delegate), part of US team of federal prosecutors, law enforcement, training multi-disciplinary Kosovo team, including investigators, prosecutors, judges and NGOs on human trafficking, including human rights approach and global best practices.
March 17–18, 2009 Freedom Network USA Annual Conference, Dallas, TX. Conference Planning Committee. 1. Moderator for “The Intersection of Migration Trends, Exploitation, and Human Trafficking, 2. Presenter on “Child Trafficking and Child Welfare Issues”(presenting IOFA’s new program model working with state child protective service/welfare professionals on child trafficking protections, rights, and advocacy).
April 29, 2009 Wisconsin Dept of Justice Human Trafficking Training (for prosecutors, law enforcement NGOs and service providers); keynote speaker.