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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 15, 2014

U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco Presents At The University Of Guam’s LW390 Class

            ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) was invited to speak on December 6, 2014. at the University of Guam’s LW390 Class Production regarding Human Trafficking.  The LW390 class is the Human Trafficking Conference course that is taken alongside PA390, which is the Special Topics:  Human Trafficking class.  The conference class is meant give students an experience in presenting in a formal conference setting, as well as to display what they have learned in class.  The PA390 course teaches students about Human Trafficking.  There were approximately 100 students, professors, and government officers and officials in attendance at the forum.

            U.S. Attorney Limtiaco spoke on the topic of “Human Trafficking Red Flags” and  “Preventing Human Trafficking in the Pacific Region,” and shared information on the Pacific Regional Response to Combat Human Trafficking Initiative (the “Initiative”), which is a collaborative effort among the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Districts of Guam and the NMI, the National District Attorneys Association, the Department of State, the Department of the Interior, the Guam Human Trafficking Task Force, the NMI Human Trafficking Intervention Coalition, and other community partners. U.S. Attorney Limtiaco also discussed the intersection and relationship between human trafficking, sexual assault, child abuse and domestic and family violence, and prevention and enforcement efforts in the Pacific region.

            The Initiative employs a multidisciplinary model, including participation, coordination, and collaboration among law enforcement, prosecution, victim service providers, social services, medical, mental and public health professionals, faith based organizations, educational institutions, Consulates, and other community stakeholders.  The Initiative calls for the establishment and provision of victim services, investigation and prosecution of human trafficking, training opportunities, community outreach/ public awareness and prevention programs, and creation of human trafficking task forces and coalitions in the Pacific region island communities.  The Initiatives also provides fundamental training in human trafficking, including victimization, investigation and prosecution, prevention efforts, and other related topics to law enforcement, prosecution, victim service providers, social services, medical, mental and public health professionals, faith based organizations, educational institutions, Consulates, and other community stakeholders in our Pacific region island communities, which is critical to effective prevention and enforcement efforts in the region.

 

Group photo of presenters and coordinators
Front Row: Dr. John Rivera, Dean Annette Santos, Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio,
U.S. Attorney Limtiaco, Shirley Chu, Diana Reyes, Marlene Leon Guerrero,
Natasha Taitague, and James Chin.  Back row:  Dr. Terry Donaldson,
Dr. Ron McNinch, Dr. Ansito Walter and FBI SSRA Bill Corbett

 

Photo of U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco addressing UOG Students and other attendees.   
U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco addressing UOG Students and other attendees.

 

Photo of U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco addressing UOG Students and other attendees.
U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco addressing UOG Students and other attendees.
 

 

 

 

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