The United States Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking
Summit was held at Georgia State University on
August 1, 2011 with over 400 participants, ranging from
law enforcement, service providers, families, victims, and
community groups, with the goal of training, sharing
information, networking and raising awareness of the
issue. The agenda and highlights of the Summit can be
found on this page.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of
Georgia’s efforts to combat human trafficking through its
criminal cases and community outreach efforts are
the subject of a detailed article posted on the Briefing
Room of the United States Attorneys, which you can
COMPELLING WORDS FROM VICTIMS
One of the luncheon speakers, Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant
Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, gave both a first-person
account and a perspective from the United States Department
of Justice in Washington. Click below to see a highlight of the speech.
Another luncheon speaker, Richard Lui of MSNBC, brought a
compelling story he assembled using one of the cases prosecuted
by the U.S. Attorney's Office, and spoke of the need for public
awareness, through the media, of the issue of global human trafficking.
To Report a Human Trafficking Crime:
FBI - (404) 679-9000
GBI - (800) 597-8477
Hotline - (888) 373-7888
Georgia Care Connection
Coordinating care services, and overseeing funding streams,
for victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
Governor’s Office for Children and Families
Responsible for providing state and federal funding to
communities that support services for children and families, including child abuse prevention.
The Barrocas Group
Government relations firm representing community-based organizations and advocacy groups
as a lobbyist before the Georgia General Assembly.
Janice M. Barrocas
Non-profit social service agency working with survivors
of violence from immigrant and refugee communities.
Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator
Juvenile Justine Fund/A Future. Not a Past
A multi-year campaign to stop the prostitution of children in Georgia.
CSEC Program Manager
Interfaith Children’s Movement
An interfaith advocacy movement dedicated to
improving the well-being of children in Georgia.
Not For Sale
A non-profit organization of modern-day abolitionists
fighting trafficking and slavery on the front lines.
@BeccaPosey on Twitter
AGENDA and Video Highlights
|Welcome Sally Quillian Yates,
United States Attorney
Introduction of the Governor - Vernon Keenan, Director, Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia
The Faces of Human Trafficking – Case Studies in Georgia
Susan Coppedge, Assistant United States Attorney
Karima Maloney, Deputy Chief, Civil Rights Division
Shondeana Morris, Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office
Richard Randolph, Detective, Fulton County Police Dept.
Victims: United States v. Pipkins; United States v. Cortez-Meza; United States v. Bello; United States v. Jones; and State v. David Lee Walker Moderator: Yonette Buchanan, Chief, Major Crimes Section, United States Attorney’s Office
Special remarks by Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens; Fulton District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr.
Human Trafficking, Federal and State Laws: Hilary Axam, Director, Human Trafficking Unit/Civil Rights Division Dalia Racine, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office Sir Streeter, ICE Group Supervisor Senator Renee Unterman, Georgia State Senate
Moderator: Richard S. Moultrie, Jr., Assistant United States Attorney
Special remarks by FBI Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Lamkin; DeKalb District Attorney Robert D. James, Jr.
Human Trafficking: A Community Perspective Jen Bennecke, Executive Director, Governor’s Office for Children and Families Phil Cobb, Urban Ministries Coordinator, North Avenue Presbyterian Church/Street Grace
Kaffie McCullough, Campaign Director, A Future. Not a Past. Pamela Perkins Carn, Coordinator, Interfaith Children’s Movement
Moderator: Janice M. Barrocas, The Barrocas Group
Supporting Survivors of Human Trafficking Dale Alton, Executive Director, Georgia Care Connection Alia El-Sawi, ICE Victim Assistance Specialist Maja Hasic, Tapestri, Inc.
Keisha Head, A Future. Not a Past
Moderator: Sharon Simpson Joseph, Director Juvenile Justice Fund
Special remarks by ICE Special Agent in Charge Brock Nicholson
Building Bridges: An Open Discussion Jennifer Felner, Program Manager, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Becca Posey, Regional Director, Not for Sale Campaign
Tony Maddox, CNN Freedom Project
Moderators: Susan Coppedge/Richard Moultrie, Assistant United States Attorneys
Sally Quillian Yates, United States Attorney