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Human Trafficking in the Dakotas

Civil Society, University of South Dakota, Argosy University

Friday, July 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

Sioux Falls, SD

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Event Details

Conference Description: 

This is a conference for, by, and about the people who confront, respond to, and battle human traffickers and aid those who fall into their net. Speakers will include law enforcement, social service providers, attorneys, and non-profits with first-hand field experience. Best practices, new developments, and recent cases will be featured. Let's stand together and show that we will not allow this injustice to occur in the Dakotas. 

Program Outline:

The conference features keynote speakers, open sessions with the invited speakers, and panel discussions. Professional organizations and leaders in the field will host. 

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM:  Registration, coffee and donuts                                                              

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM:  Welcome remarks by Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, University of South Dakota

9:30 AM -10:20 AM:  Presentation, "Building the Strongest Case: Effectively Prosecuting Human Traffickers" by Kevin Koliner, Appellate Chief, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota. 

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM:  Panel Discussion, "Spotting the Bad Guys While Protecting Child Human Trafficking Victims"

  • Marty Hoffman, officer with the Sioux Falls Police Department for 8 years, detective with Crimes Against Persons section for 3 years. Investigations include assaults, child abuse, sexual assaults, suicides, and homicides. Recently joined the SD Human Trafficking Task Force in helping to enhance the response for victims and assist in prosecution of offenders, in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas.
  • Other members of the South Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force. 
11:10 - 11:20:  Break

11:20 - 12:10:  Presentation, "Best Practices: Working with Human Trafficking Victims" by Kevin Koliner, Appellate Chief, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota.   

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM:  Lunch  Box lunches include sandwich, chips, and a cookie. Bottled water and fruit will be provided to everyone, free of charge.

  • To order a box lunch, select following ticket type: "Admission including box lunch." During registration, you will be asked to specify the type of box lunch you would like: roast beef, turkey, or vegetarian. Box lunches cost $10 plus a processing fee.
  • To make a donation to help with costs of the event, select one of the following ticket types: "Admission with donation and box lunch" or "Admission with donation NO box lunch." These ticket types allow you to donate any amount. If you would like to donate AND purchase a lunch, please add $10 to the amount of your donation. 

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM:  Session, "Fighting the Invasion of Body Snatchers: Jail for Traffickers, Safety & Resources for Victims" includes

  • Resources for Victims of Trafficking:  Susan Omanson and Rev. Kimberly Kaveny, Be Free, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
  • Fighting Body Snatchers by Providing Safety for Victims and Civil Lawsuits to Get Resources for Victims:  Linda Miller, Executive Director, Civil Society, St. Paul, Minnesota.  
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM:  Networking & showing of the documentary Nefarious 

Registration Information: 
 
This is a free event. However, if you would like to purchase a box lunch to be provided, there is a $10.00 cost, plus a $1.54 service fee. There are four ticket types: "Regular admission (with no box lunch)," "Admission including box lunch," "Admission with donation and box lunch," and "Admission with donation NO box lunch." Please select the admission type that you would like. You can pay directly through this site. If you would like to donate AND purchase a box lunch, choose this ticket type, and please add $10.00 to your donation total in order to pay for the lunch in this situation. All donations will go towards helping with the costs of this important event. See more information about lunch in the program outline. Please register for this event by Tuesday July 23 at 3:00 pm. Walk-in registrations are available at the event. 

Unable to attend?
 
We understand that not everyone will be able to join us on July 26, so please consider taking the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign training to educate yourself about human trafficking. Encourage others to take the training as well. There are specific trainings for individuals, first responders, law enforcement, federal employees, and educators. Here is a link to the training page: http://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/awareness-training

Please like Civil Society on Facebook! 
 
Like Civil Society on Facebook to stay informed on exciting and informative news, information, and events about human trafficking. Search for "Civil Society" or follow this link:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Civil-Society/261831197294995

Update 6/28- CEUs for Social Workers:
 
We have just been approved to provide 6 contact hours of CEUs, to those who want them! 
Have questions about Human Trafficking in the Dakotas? Contact Civil Society, University of South Dakota, Argosy University

When & Where



Sanford Education Center
1525 S Euclid Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Friday, July 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)


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