Governor's Conferences on Combating Human Sex Trafficking in Maryland - Resource Guide

This guide has been compiled by GOCCP and the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force as supporting material for the statewide conferences that took place in May 2012 and May 2013

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Workshop Presentations

2013 Workshops

Trauma-informed Engagement and Stabilization
Amanda Cardone-Luyben, MCASA; Dr. Sheetal Patel, Survivors of Trauma; Amelia Rubenstein, TurnAround, Inc.; Denene Yates, Safe House of Hope; Deepa Patel, Multicultural Center

Human Trafficking: Sexual Exploitation of Children
Terri Patterson, FBI

Interviewing Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Martha Finnegan, FBI

Street Gangs and Human Trafficking
Jeff Johannes, FBI; William Wolf, Fairfax County Police

A Case Study
Christine Rothlein, MSP; Trina Lyles, DJS

Sex Trafficking Victim Identification and Safety Assessment
Melissa Snow, NCMEC; Renee Murrell, FBI; Susan Ritter, HSI

Mandated Reporters and Reporting Human Trafficking
Alicia McDowell, Araminta; Diane Bancheire, DHR; Iona Rudisill, BCAC

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Thomas Stack, Montgomery County Police

Prosecuting Human Trafficking
Rachel Yasser, AUSA; Patrick Mays, Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office

Human Trafficking in Latino Criminal Organizations
Edward Kelly, HSI; Ricky Sarrano, Prince George's County Police

Social Media and Electronic Evidence in Human Trafficking
Kate Reilly, HSI; Bernard Adkins III, Anne Arundel County Police

Trauma-informed Therapeutic Care
Dr. LaShaun Williams, Sheppard Pratt Health System; April Held; Chelsea Haverly, Kennedy Krieger

2012 Workshops

Human Trafficking: Impact on Maryland Communities

State Agency Response to Victims of Human Trafficking
Representatives from DJS, DHR, DPSCS and MSP; Melissa Snow, TurnAround; Virginia Geckler, GOCCP

Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases: Issues and Special Considerations
Rachel Yasser, USAO; Patrick Mays, Montgomery County State's Attorney’s Office

Emerging Trends: Gangs and Sex Trafficking
Susan Ritter, HSI; John Kochan, HSI; Det. Ricky Serrano, Prince George’s County Police Dept.

Building a Labor Trafficking Case
Adrian Sanders, HSI; Daniel Weiss; Dept. of Justice; Andrew Parker, Dept. of State; Robert Dixon, Dept. of Labor

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Managing Victims throughout the Investigation and Prosecution
Susan Ritter, HSI; Lt. Dan Dickey, Anne Arundel County Police Department; Rachel Yasser, USAO

Advancing the Protected Innocence Legislation Framework
Alicia Wilson and Samantha Vardaman, Shared Hope International

Risk Assessment and Victim Identification
Tina Frundt, Courtney’s House; Melissa Snow, TurnAround

Building Partnerships among Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement
Adrian Sanders, HSI; Michael Meiser, FBI; Ron Riggins, Maryland State Police

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Effective Lobbying
James Dold, Polaris Project

Understanding the Association Between Foster Care and Human Trafficking
Teri Benson, Clinical Instructor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

  • Presentation - Understanding the Association Between Foster Care and Human Trafficking - Teri Benson
  • Trauma Informed Care for Human Trafficking Survivors
    Cynthia Kennedy, Project REACH, Boston

    Demand Reduction Strategies
    Jennifer Swain, youthSpark, formerly Juvenile Justice Fund, Georgia

    Assistance for Foreign National Victims
    Susan Ritter, HSI ; Christina Wilkes, Ayuda

    Assistance for Survivors of Domestic Sex Trafficking
    Sidney Ford, You are Never Alone; Amelia Rubenstein, TurnAround; Denene Yates, Safe House of Hope; Renee Murrell, FBI

    Street Outreach Model for Sex Trafficking Survivors
    Tina Frundt, Courtney’s House; Denene Yates, Safe House of Hope

    Interviewing Youth in a Trauma Setting
    Tina Frundt, Courtney's House; Sgt. Sean Harrison, Baltimore Police Department

    A Faith-based Response to Human Trafficking
    Reverend David Myers, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, DHS; Jeanne Allert, Maryland Rescue and Restore Coalition; Alicia McDowell, Araminta Freedom Initiative; Pastor Linda Harvey, Fragrance of Faith; Nicole Wood, CFBNP, DHS; Melissa Yao, MRRC

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    Training Materials

    Powerpoint Presentations

    Research & Policy

    Sample Agendas

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    Maryland State Stat
    Amber Alert
    Office of the Governor