SALT LAKE CITY, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice will host a national symposium to confront the growing problem of human trafficking, with an emphasis on children and women, and to lay the groundwork for training programs to combat this tragic practice. The 2012 Trafficking In Persons Symposium will be held April 10-13 in Salt Lake City. Federal, state and local law enforcement leaders, educators, victim advocates, survivors and other experts from the U.S., Mexico and Canada will gather to develop training and programs to stop human trafficking.
The DOJ's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, through Fox Valley Technical College, will be facilitating the symposium with assistance from academic partners from Southern Methodist University, University of Texas-El Paso, Arizona State University, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. The symposium will introduce scholarly work, legal expertise and field experience for law enforcement, education, medical and faith-based organizations working with human trafficking victims.
Participants will hear from U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah David Barlow, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, "Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth" film producer Morgan Perry and representatives from the FBI, U.S. Department of Human Services as well as prosecutors, investigators and victim advocates from Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan, Texas, Tennessee and Utah. General sessions and panels will be open to the media and interviews can be arranged with some of the participants.
What: 2012 Trafficking in Persons Symposium
When: 8:00 a.m., Tuesday April 10 to 12:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2012
Where: Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
SOURCE Fox Valley Technical College