Friday, January 30, 2015

Challenges in Preventing and Punishing Human Trafficking discussion February 6

This in from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law...

Attorney General of Thailand Trakul Winitnaiyapak will discuss the challenges in preventing and punishing human trafficking.

WHEN:        February 6, 2015, 2 to 3:15 p.m.

WHERE:     Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St.
(between Clinton and Jefferson streets)

WHO MAY       
ATTEND:      Free and open to the public

Human trafficking is the for-profit exploitation of adults and children primarily for forced labor and/or commercial sex.  According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, which collects data on human trafficking, Illinois ranks fifth in call volume to the center.  

The Honorable Trakul Winitnaiyapak remarks will be followed by commentary from 
Amy Alvarado, human trafficking specialist in the Cook County State Attorney’s Office
Jane Flanagan, assistant attorney general and labor counsel, Office of Illinois Attorney General
FBI supervisory special agent Brian Dugan.  

A reception will follow.

The public can contact Ed Harris at (312) 906-5012 or for more information.

Media can contact Gwen Osborne at (312) 906-5251 or for more information.



Chicago: National Hub for Human Trafficking
by Astrid Goh / January 22, 2014

Response to Being Called a Trafficking Hub
on Sisters of Divine Providence's Justice for All blog / January 30, 2014