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 read here.

COMPELLING WORDS FROM VICTIMS

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Luncheon speakers

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.

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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.

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To Report a Human Trafficking Crime:

FBI - (404) 679-9000
GBI - (800) 597-8477
Hotline - (888) 373-7888

Resources

Georgia Care Connection
Coordinating care services, and overseeing funding streams, for victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
Dale Alton
Executive Director
404- 370-5277
www.georgiacareconnection.com

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.
Jen Bennecke
Executive Director
jbennecke@gmail.com
www.children.ga.gov

The Barrocas Group
Government relations firm representing community-based organizations and advocacy groups
as a lobbyist before the Georgia General Assembly.
Janice M. Barrocas
404-805-5134
janicebarrocas@yahoo.com

Tapestri, Inc.
Non-profit social service agency working with survivors of violence from immigrant and refugee communities.
Maja Hasic
Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator
404-299-2185 ext.16
maja@tapestri.org

Juvenile Justine Fund/A Future. Not a Past
A multi-year campaign to stop the prostitution of children in Georgia.
Kaffie McCullough
CSEC Program Manager
404-612-4566
kaffiemccullough@juvenilejusticefund.org

Interfaith Children’s Movement
An interfaith advocacy movement dedicated to improving the well-being of children in Georgia.
Pamela Perkins
Coordinator
770-498-2141
info@interfaithchildrensmovement.org

Not For Sale
A non-profit organization of modern-day abolitionists fighting trafficking and slavery on the front lines.  
Becca Posey
404-482-1803 mobile
@BeccaPosey on Twitter
becca@notforsalecampaign.org
http://www.facebook.com/NotForSaleGA

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SUMMIT AGENDA and Video Highlights
Welcome Sally Quillian Yates,
United States Attorney
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Introduction of the Governor - Vernon Keenan, Director, Georgia Bureau of Investigation

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Governor’s Address
Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia
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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

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Special remarks by Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens; Fulton District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr.

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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

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Special remarks by FBI Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Lamkin; DeKalb District Attorney Robert D. James, Jr.

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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

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Working Lunch


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

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Moderator: Sharon Simpson Joseph, Director Juvenile Justice Fund

Special remarks by ICE Special Agent in Charge Brock Nicholson

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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

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Closing Remarks
Sally Quillian Yates, United States Attorney
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