Quinnipiac University

Introduction to Human Trafficking Training: Spotting the Signs and Reporting Cases

Starts January 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM (ET)

Ends January 28, 2022 at 1:30 PM (ET)

Four student members of The Human Trafficking Prevention Project at the Quinnipiac University School of Law will present a free virtual discussion to educate the general public about various aspects of human trafficking from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28. Join the program here.

The four Quinnipiac law students, Kaylyn Fagan, executive chairwoman of the Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP) at Quinnipiac, Londyn Zografakis, vice executive chairwoman of the Human Trafficking Prevention Project, and HTPP members Brittany Eckard and Simran Thakur, will discuss how human trafficking is defined under state and federal law, who can be targeted, and how to identify and report human trafficking.

According to the U.S. Department of State, human trafficking victims can be of any age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, immigration status, cultural background, religion, socio-economic class, and education attainment level. In the United States, individuals vulnerable to human trafficking include children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, including foster care; runaway and homeless youth; unaccompanied foreign national children without lawful immigration status; individuals seeking asylum; American Indians and Alaska Natives, particularly women and girls; individuals with substance use issues; racial or ethnic minorities; migrant laborers, including undocumented workers and participants in visa programs for temporary workers; foreign national domestic workers in diplomatic households; persons with limited English proficiency; persons with disabilities; LGBT+ individuals; and victims of intimate partner violence or other forms of domestic violence.

The Human Trafficking Institute estimates that 24.9 million people around the world are victims of sex and labor trafficking. Although human trafficking is illegal in every country, traffickers operate with impunity in places where these laws are not enforced or are underenforced.

The Human Trafficking Prevention Project is a student-run organization at Quinnipiac University School of Law. The organization began in 2017 when a small group of students created an Introduction to Human Trafficking Training and presented it to hotels across the state of Connecticut. HTPP has since expanded its reach and now trains a variety of audiences including healthcare workers, lawyers, social workers, educators, and the general public. In addition to its training efforts, HTPP also collaborates with the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Foundation, and leading anti-trafficking organizations to sponsor panels on topics relating to human trafficking and to advocate for survivor-friendly legislation.

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