February 8, 2018

Alabama Political Reporter: Alabama Human Trafficking Summit planned for Friday

The Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force will host the 4th Annual Alabama Human Trafficking Summit on Friday at the Embassy Suites in Montgomery.

The Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force was created by Joint House Resolution 270 passed by the Alabama Legislature in April of 2014. The Task Force was charged with developing a plan to fight the growing specter of human trafficking, particularly of women, in and through Alabama.

The confirmed speakers include: Jack Williams, a state representative and chair of the Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force; Pamela Casey, district attorney, Blount County; Audrey Jordan, assistant attorney general for the State of Alabama; Darlene Hutchinson Biehl, the director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime; Lisa Thompson. the vice president of Research and Education, National Center on Sexual Exploitation; Carol Smolenski, the executive director of ECPAT-USA; Pat McCay, the chair of the North Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force; Carolyn Potter, the executive director of The WellHouse; Lynn Caffery, the executive director of Safe Harbor Youth; Jan Bell, the executive director of the Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County; Sallye Longshore, the director of the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention; Greg Oliver, and the founder of Awaken Ministries.

Read the whole article here. 

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. The organization changed its name from Morality In Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the organization’s scope and mission, which is to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

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