Sunday, July 11, 2010

Conference on Child Trafficking and Exploitation in Chicago

From CHRC at Loyola University - Chicago:

Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Children and Youth in the United States

September 22-23, 2010
Loyola University
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson Street Chicago, IL 60611

This year, the United States celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. While the United States has made significant progress to eradicate human trafficking, children continue to be disproportionately underrepresented in cases identified. This demonstrates the need for a national, collaborative response to address the gaps in identification, protection, recovery, and prevention of child trafficking and exploitation. This conference is an opportunity to learn best practices, research, and scholarship on this issue, and stimulate ongoing work and partnerships in the field to protect the rights of children impacted by human trafficking and exploitation. Practitioners, scholars, government agencies, students, and community based organizations are encouraged to attend.Keynote Speakers: Senator John J. Cullerton and Kelly Heinrich, Counsel, U.S. State Department, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Brought to you by the Center for the Human Rights of Children, in collaboration with the Criminal Justice Department, the Child Law Center, and the School of Social Work at Loyola University

Please visit the CHRC Website for more information. Conference agenda and registration information are forthcoming.

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