95 – Human Trafficking in American Schools

On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss a special report written by Jenee Litrell of Grossmont Unified School District in San Diego. Litrell is adept at identifying kids who are potentially being trafficked or being groomed by traffickers. In her report, Litrell suggests methods and programs to further engage school based professionals and encourage community involvement. Anyone working with children or any environment where children are taking part in a structured activity has the opportunity to be involved.

The podcast discusses the protocols for suspicions of commercial sexual exploitation victims which involve the school resource officer, child welfare services, environment evaluation, safety issues, engaging with the victim, support services, and follow-up. The goal is to restore the victims and provide the resources and education needed to break the cycle.

There’s still time — Register for the Ensure Justice Conference today! Join us to discuss coordination, collaboration, capacity, and compassion on March 6-7, 2015.

 

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Report: Human Trafficking in America’s Schools

US Department of Education – Safe and Supportive Schools

American Institute for Research

Child Trends

Ensure Justice Conference 2015 – Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity, & Compassion: What’s Your Role in the Plan?

Dr. Sandra Morgan’s new blog

 

 

Global Center for Women and Justice

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Sandie Morgan

Sandie Morgan, PhD, RN is recognized globally for her expertise in combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. As Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women & Justice (GCWJ), she oversees the Women’s Studies Minor as well as teaching Family Violence and Human Trafficking.

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