Public Safety Leadership Symposium

Event Details

Public Safety Leadership Symposium: Drugs and Human Trafficking
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Registration opens at 8:30 am

Holy Family University
Education & Technology Center Auditorium
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114


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Event Overview

The Symposium brings together experts in the field to share proactive and collaborative practices that are victim-centered and trauma-informed. This is a critical time for law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, and service providers to understand the social, legal, and cyber environment of drug and human trafficking. The Symposium will provide hands-on training workshops to take a hypothetical case from investigation to successful prosecution. Affirm and enhance your network of trusted colleagues.

For additional information, please contact: Dr. Patricia Griffin, Director of Graduate Criminal Justice Programs (pgriffin@holyfamily.edu)

Agenda and Speakers

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Keynote Speakers

Jeremiah Daley
Jeremiah Daley, Exec. Director Mid-Atlantic HIDTA
"Drug threats, impact and related crime"

Shea Rhodes, Esquire

Shea Rhodes, Esq., Director of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Institute at Villanova University School of Law
"Overview of Pennslyvania Law and Applying Criminal / Civil Remedies to the Support of Victims/Survivors"


Meeting Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:45 am | Morning Session

I.    Welcome: Holy Family University

II.   Opening Remarks

III.  1,000 foot view: Critical issues and trends

a.   Jeremiah Daley, Executive Director of Liberty Mid-Atlantic HIDTA

b.   Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Philadelphia/HIDTA Cyber Crimes Investigations Task Force (C2iTF): "Proliferation of Narcotics Trafficking on the Darknet"

c.   Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Philadelphia SA Stefanie Snyder: "Human Trafficking: Coercion and Exploitation"

10:45 - 11:00 am | Break

11:00 am - 12:15 pm | "Combatting human trafficking: A cross-systems trauma-informed approach to investigations, prosecutions, and victim services."

IV.  Shea M. Rhodes, Esq., Director of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Institute at Villanova University School of Law. "Overview of Pennsylvania law and applying criminal/civil remedies to your support of victims/survivors".

a.   Recognize co-occurring crimes

b.   Apply Act 105 (Ps. 2014) to your provision of services and support

V.   Arielle Curry, "Victimology and trauma-informed responses"

a.   Tailor comprehensive services and individualized specialized services in your community;

b.   Support victims/survivors during law enforcement engagement.

VI.  Detective Les Glauner, "Investigation and Prosecution"

a.   How to run a victim-centered sex trafficking investigation

b.   How to engage cross-systems during investigation and prosecution to support victims and survivors.

12:15 - 1:00 pm | Lunch & Networking (Box Lunch Provided)

1:00 - 2:15 pm | Case scenarios and problem-solving for break-out groups. Each group will work on building one case from investigation through prosecution.

2:15 - 2:30 pm | Break

2:30 - 3:30 pm | Problem-Solving and Group Report-Out