Commercial Sex, Trafficking & the Super Bowl

12/05/19

Commercial Sex, Trafficking, & the Super Bowl

Human Trafficking, known as modern-day slavery, is the second largest criminal activity in the world and is a $150 billion a year industry. While it occurs year-round and worldwide, from major cities to small towns, how do major events like the upcoming Super Bowl create an environment ripe for human traffickers? How are Law Enforcement and others in the community responding? How can we help? Let’s have that discussion.

PANEL:

Barbara A. Martinez
Since 2009, Ms. Martinez has served as the Chief of the Special Prosecutions Section at the United States Attorney’s Office in Miami. Ms. Martinez is also the Human Trafficking Coordinator.

Theresa Kennedy
Ms. Kennedy returned to the Department of Children and Families as the Regional Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Southeast and Southern Regions in January 2018. She provides guidance to Child Protection Investigators, Case Management staff and community providers relative to Human Trafficking victims, as well as assisting with the development of legislation, policy and procedures related to this issue.

Detective Adam Granit
Adam Granit is currently a detective with the Davie Police Department, assigned to the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children and Human Trafficking Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Crimes Against Children Task Force.

MODERATOR:

Jumorrow Terra Johnson
Ms. Jumorrow Terra Johnson is a Victim Services Practitioner for the State of Florida with over 20 years of experience in the Criminal Justice and Social Service arena. Ms. Johnson is a vetted public speaker/trainer and is considered an expert in the area of Human Trafficking, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Crimes Against Women.