Human Trafficking: What Your Campus Needs to Know
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 1:00 PM (ET)
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This September, as part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, we welcome Louisiana State Police Investigator Amy Juneau (PDF) and Lieutenant Angela Banta (PDF) from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office to present on human trafficking, the world’s fastest growing crime. Colleges and universities can be excellent locations for recruitment by traffickers since many students are from other states. College students can have less parental involvement in their daily activities, which can make them a target.
Amy Juneau has been in law enforcement for approximately 12 years. In her current role with the Louisiana State Police’s (LSP) Special Victim’s Unit, Amy is responsible for all human trafficking investigations involving adults or children that are received in her area and throughout the state. Previously, Amy worked as an investigator in the Intelligence Division of the LSP and also for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office in the Detectives Bureau as a crime scene detective. Amy is partnered with numerous task forces and is an instructor for the LSP teaching human trafficking investigations.
Angela Banta has worked in law enforcement for 27 years and is currently employed as the supervisor of the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office where she supervises a group of detectives that investigate complaints such as sexting, computer aided solicitation of minors, and the possession and distribution of child pornography. She is also responsible for investigating all human trafficking complaints the Sheriff’s Office receives. In her previous position with the Detectives Bureau, she investigated crimes including homicides, sexual assaults, and juvenile sex crimes. She is a Peace Officer Standards and Training certified Instructor and teaches a block of training in the Capital Area Regional Training Academy on human trafficking for first responding law enforcement.
Amy and Angela will discuss the definition of human trafficking and its indicators, which are universal, as well as the impact on victims, including drug abuse, difficulty in reaching out for help, the need for victim advocacy, and how court proceedings work with victims against traffickers. They will also explore current federal and state laws and how their agencies work to combat human trafficking in Baton Rouge, LA through undercover operations, community outreach, law enforcement training, and hotel outreach.
This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of:
- What human trafficking is and what indicators to look for in their area
- Signs to look for to identify possible victims of human trafficking
- What federal laws apply to these situations and what partners to connect with to help with this important topic
This webinar is appropriate for anyone who is in a position to recognize or involved with efforts to combat human trafficking such as campus public safety officers and police, campus health center staff and providers, counseling center personnel, advocates, residential life staff, Title IX coordinators, and others. Beginners and those working at an intermediate level looking for a refresher will benefit from the presented material.