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Lunch & Learn on Human Trafficking
Tue, May 23, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
RESOLVING THE DATA WARS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Shedding Light on a Hidden and Clandestine Crime: Problems and Solutions
Bring your lunch and attend this free lecture and discussion on human trafficking.
Dessert and coffee will be provided.
Attendees will receive free copies of the presenters' articles published in The Journal of Human Trafficking.
12pm-12:45 Overview of human trafiicking data problems and public policy debates - Jody Raphael, Senior Research Fellow, DePaul College of Law
12:45-1pm Using U.S. Law Enforcement Data: Promise and Limits in Measuring Human Trafficking - Jessica Reichert, Manager of the Center for Justice Research and Evaluation, ICJIA
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Jody Raphael is a nationally and internationally known expert on prostitution and sex trafficking. She has co-authored three major studies of prostitution and trafficking in Cook County, including widely heralded interviews with 25-ex-pimps and madams. in March 2017 she edited a special issue of The Journal of Human Trafficking that explores how better prevalence data can be obtained and deployed in efforts to eliminate human trafficking. She is currently at work documenting the activities of parents and foster parents who traffic their own children and teens in the U.S.
Jessica Reichert has been researching human trafficking for over ten years and was awarded a U.S. Dept. of Justice grant to examine the commercial sexual exploitation of children in 2006. She has conducted numerous presentations locally and nationally including the National Criminal Justice Association Conference and National Conference on Juvenile Justice. She has authored seven publications on the topic—two in peer-reviewed journals.