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April 25, 2013                                     

Policymakers, Researchers and Advocates Meet to Address Needs of Child Sex Trafficking Survivors in U.S.

First-of-its-kind symposium to address victims of child sex trafficking in a multidisciplinary, bipartisan and public health framework

 

On May 1-2, 2013, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Advisory Council on Child Trafficking (ACCT) and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women will host a symposium to address the needs of victims of child sex trafficking. The symposium is part of a White House initiative, first announced by President Obama at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative, to bring together leading researchers, bipartisan policy makers and advocates to identify gaps in research, best practices, and evidence to improve the lives of sexually exploited children.

The two-day symposium will address how mental health research, law enforcement, survivor advocacy, disruptive technology, epidemiology, criminal justice, and public policy can all inform the treatment of victims of sex trafficking. Day two of the symposium will be a closed session with numerous working groups to generate policy and research recommendations.

The symposium will be streamed live on web at http://www.jhsph.edu/sex-trafficking-symposium.

Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Symposium

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Sommer Hall (E2014)
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

May 1, 2013

9:30 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. – Welcome

  • Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • The Honorable Renee Ellmers, United States House of Representatives (R-NC)
  • The Honorable Todd Park, United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President

10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. – Opening Remarks

  • Mohamed Y. Mattar, SJD, Senior Research Professor of International Law and Executive Director of The Protection Project, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • James A. Mercy, PhD, Special Advisor for Global Activities, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Presentations

  • Dina Habib Powell, Global Head of Corporate Engagement and President of The Goldman Sachs Foundation
  • The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Tory Burch, CEO of Tory Burch and Founder of the Tory Burch Foundation

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch

1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Video Presentation, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Presentations

  • The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore
  • The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls
  • Withelma “T” Ortiz, survivor and advocate, 2011 Glamour magazine “Woman of the Year”
  • Video Presentation – Jada Pinkett Smith, actress, anti-human trafficking advocate, Founder of Don't Sell Bodies

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Research Panel

  • Rebecca Campbell, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Linda M. Williams, PhD, Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Mark Latonero, PhD, Research Director, USC Annenberg Center on Communications Leadership and Policy
  • Questions & Anwers

3:30 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. – Presentations

  • The Honorable Robert F. McDonnell, Governor of Virginia
  • Elizabeth Smart, author, President of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation
  • Steve Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer, CarDon & Associates, Inc.

4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks

  • Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • The Honorable Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland

 

May 2, 2013

Day two of the symposium will be a closed session with numerous working groups to generate policy and research recommendations.

News media wishing to attend the symposium should register in advance by contacting Natalie Wood-Wright at nwoodwri@jhsph.edu.

Twitter hashtag for the summit #EndTrafficking

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health media contact: Tim Parsons at 410-955-7619 or tmparson@jhsph.edu.

For additional information about symposium visit http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/moore-center-for-the-prevention-of-child-sexual-abuse/ or http://www.endchildtrafficking.info/