orking for the Quinnipiac School of Law’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP) has taught Cynthia Lill, JD '21, that anyone, including children, can potentially be at risk.
Since 2017, the human trafficking prevention team has trained workers in various industries throughout Connecticut — including hospitality and health care — to identify and respond to instances of human trafficking. Such training will be offered during the law school’s annual Human Trafficking Prevention Awareness Week, which will take place on our North Haven Campus later this month.
As the team’s co-training chair, it is Lill’s job to plan and deliver training to organizations that need it most. After learning that every county in Connecticut has experienced cases of child human trafficking — there were 1,057 referrals from 2008-18 alone — and that 67% of children were living at home with their parents at the time of their victimization, Lill knew she had to act.