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Texas Summit on the Trafficking and Exploitation of Children

By March 24, 2010Texas
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CHILDREN AT RISK in partnership with the Boone Family Foundation, Bridgeway Foundation, the Embrey Family Foundation, Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition, the Baylor School of Social Work, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Concerned Women For America, Covenant House, Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Houston Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance, Redeemed Ministries, Tahirih Justice Center, Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission, Texas Baptists, Texas Municipal Police Association, and the YMCA of Greater Houston, presents the:


April 15, 2010
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Approved for:
4.25 MCLE credits, pending
.0425 CEU credits

Breakfast and Lunch included

$50 – Non-profit Attorneys, Government Attorneys,
and Non-Attorney Professionals
$90 – Attorneys


8:15 9:00Registration and Breakfast

9:00 9:05Welcome
Robert Sanborn, Ed.D., President and

9:05 9:15The State of Human Trafficking in Houston: the Law Enforcement Perspective
Sheriff Adrian Garcia

9:20 9:35The State of Human Trafficking in Houston: the NGO Perspective
Maria Trujillo, Executive Director,
    Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition

9:40 9:55The Legal Services Provided to Trafficking Victims in Houston
Wafa Abdin, Legal Director,
    Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal
    Assistance, Catholic Charities of

10:00 10:15Solutions at Work: How TABC Collaborates with Community Partners and Enforces the Sign Posting Law in Bars
Mike Barnett, Sergeant,
    Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission

10:15 10:30BREAK

10:30 10:45American Youth at Risk: the Effects of Domestic Human Trafficking
Patrick Fransen, Special Agent,
    FBI Innocence Lost Taskforce

10:50 – 11:15Panel: Houston’s Response to the Runaway Crisis
Tim Broussard, Administrator, Intake
    Screening Division, Harris County
    Juvenile Probation Department
Deborah Colby, TRIAD Director,
    Harris County Protective Services
Ronda Robinson, Executive Director,
    Covenant House Texas

11:20 11:40Alternatives to the Juvenile Justice System: Texas’ Safehouse Movement
Mandi Sheridan Kimball, Director,
    Public Policy & Government Affairs,
Jennifer Michel Solak, Senior Staff
    Attorney, CHILDREN AT RISK

11:45 12:00Update: Implementation of the Statewide Task Force in the Office of the Attorney General
Denise Donnelly, Legislative Liaison for the
    Office of the Attorney General
    Intergovernmental Relations Division


12:25  12:55Keynote Address: A Review of Texas’ Anti-Trafficking Movement: How Far We’ve Come and Where We Need to Go
Senator Leticia Van de Putte

1:00 1:30Panel: Viable Legislative Solutions to Augment Texas’ Anti-Trafficking Movement
Senator Leticia Van de Putte
Representative Senfronia Thompson
Representative Randy Weber

1:35 1:50Solutions at Work: How Waco’s “John School” Decreases the Demand for Sexual Exploitation
Anita Johnson, Investigator,
    Waco Police Department

1:55 2:10A Prosecutor’s Perspective: The Advantages of Using the Law as a Tool to Apprehend Traffickers
Ruben R. Perez, Assistant U.S. Attorney,
    Southern District of Texas and Deputy
    Coordinator for the Human Trafficking
    Rescue Alliance

2:15 2:30The Need to Engage the Religious Community in the Anti-Trafficking Movement
Tomi Grover, PhD, Director, Community &
    Restorative Justice, Advocacy/Care
    Center, Baptist General Convention
    of Texas

2:35 3:00Panel: The Role of Foundations in Shaping the Anti-Trafficking Movement
Diane Hosey, Program Director,
    Embrey Family Foundation
Linda May, Executive Director,
    The Simmons Foundation