It Happens Here: Anti-Human Trafficking Conference

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University of Riverside: Palm Desert Center

UCR Palm Desert

75080 Frank Sinatra Drive

Palm Desert, CA 92211

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It Happens Here:

Anti-Human Trafficking Conference 2016

September 20, 2016

Thank you for confirming your registration for tomorrow’s conference!

Please print the agenda below and bring it with you. For your convenience, we will be providing hard copies of a resource guide at the conference.

The conference will be held in “Building B” at the UC Riverside: Palm Desert Center at 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211. Please park in lot “B” (parking is complimentary).

Please plan your day according to your interests in topics, and keep in mind that there are limited seats available in each breakout room. They will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

You will be provided with an hour and a half lunch break during the conference. You can choose to order a lunch box in the morning from Aspen Mills Bakery, or go off campus and enjoy one of the many dining options across the street. Attire is business casual.

8am-9am Registration/Networking

Coffee & Muffins Provided by Aspen Mills Bakery

Morning Session:



Color guard by Cathedral City High School ROTC

Pledge of Allegiance Jacqueline Lopez, District Director for Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (District 56)

Opening Remarks:

Chief Deputy Ray Wood, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

John Aki, Chief Assistant District Attorney (Riverside County)

9:30am Ellie Collins, Victim Advocate, Author of Crossroads

10:00am Human Trafficking 101

Presented by Anne Michelle Ellis, Coordinator for CASE (Coalition for Sexual Exploitation)

Break 11am-11:15am

11:15am Panel Discussion//Profiling the ‘Human’ in Human Trafficking

Presented by Kristen Dolan, Anti-Human Trafficking Director, Operation SafeHouse

12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch: On Own

Afternoon Session:


1:30pm Statistics and information on the Correlation of Human Trafficking and Runaway Youth

Presented by Nancy Aguirre, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Break 2:30pm-2:45pm

2:45pm Education & Prevention: Teaching our Youth how to be Safe and Empowered

Presented by Mika Moulton, Founder of Christopher’s Clubhouse

Break 3:45pm-4pm 15min

4:00pm Expert Panel: Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force

Breakout Room #1

11:15am The Prosecution of Human Trafficking Cases

Presented by Samantha Paixao, Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County Eastern Division

Lunch Break

1:30pm Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers

Presented by Opal Singleton, Outreach Coordinator RCAHT

Break 2:30pm-2:45pm

2:45pm APP Presentation: What’s Up? SafeHouse

Presented by Danielle Gross, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Operation SafeHouse

Breakout Room #2

11:15am Family Justice Center Advocates Q&A:

Presented by Katie Gilbertson and Patty Cardenas

Lunch Break

1:30pm Therapeutic Understanding of Human Trafficking Survivors

Presented by Ann Miller, Clinical Director, Operation SafeHouse

Break 2:30pm-2:45pm

2:45pm Self-Care for Service Providers, Sensitivity and Boundaries

Presented by Emelinda McGinnis, Family Law Mediator at Superior Court of California, Riverside County, L.C.S.W.

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University of Riverside: Palm Desert Center

UCR Palm Desert

75080 Frank Sinatra Drive

Palm Desert, CA 92211

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