Human Trafficking Symposium: Beyond the Neon Signs

04/21/2012 - 8:30am
Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility

This event is a collaboration between the UNLV School of Social Work, the UNLV Department of Criminal Justice, the UNLV Boyd School of Law and the Salvation Army.

The symposium will offer three tracks: law enforcement, providers and academic. Registration will be in the Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility and break-out sessions will be in Boyd Hall in rooms 106, 110 and 117.

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This event is free and open to the public. To register for this event, go to

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-9:15 a.m. Opening and Welcome:
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto
9:15-10:00 a.m. Keynote speaker: Carla Higginbottham, Esq.
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Reno
10:00-10:45 a.m. Keynote speaker: Sehla Ashai, Esq.
The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA), Chicago
Challenges and opportunities in the fight against labor trafficking
10:45-11:00 a.m. Break
 Session I
11:00-11:55 a.m.
Law Enforcement  Provider  Academic
Carla Higginbottham, Esq.
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Reno
Human Trafficking 101
Stacey Cramer, MSW
Salvation Army

Prominent Cultural, Moral, and Religious Impacts on Human Trafficking
Sarah Turner, School of Social Work

Ethics in Human Trafficking Research
Criminal Justice

11:55-12:00 p.m. Break
12:00-12:55 p.m
Immigrant Human Trafficking Victims
Sehla Ashai, Esq.
Off the Streets
Detective Chris Baughman, LVMPD
Pandering Intervention Team (PIT)

International Sex Trafficking: A Contemporary Critique of Methods Implemented to Reduce the Trade
David Wu
Boyd School of Law

Protective Shelters or Juvenile Detention for DMST Victims, Is There a Difference?
Danielle Davis,
School of Social Work

12:55-1:00 p.m. Closing/Evaluation