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
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:
- (404) 679-9000
- (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.
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SUMMIT AGENDA and Video Highlights
Sally Quillian Yates,
United States Attorney
Introduction of the Governor -
Director, Georgia Bureau of
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.
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
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
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
Sally Quillian Yates, United States Attorney