Course detail: HTC2018 - 2018 Human Trafficking Conference
Seal of the United States Department of JusticeThe United States Attorney's Office, District of Kansas, invites you to attend the 2018 Human Trafficking Conference. Co-Sponsoring this year's event is the Kansas Attorney General's Office, the Riley County Attorney's Office, the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, and the Wichita State University Midwest Criminal Justice Institute. Join us in Manhattan, KS July 10-11!!

Presentations developed for this year's conference includes:

  • How to Empower Victims and Stop the Demand for Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
    Presenter: Peter Qualliotine, Co-Founder and Director of Men's Accountability, Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS)
  • The Federal Response to Human Trafficking
    Presenters: Sean Tepfer, National Program Manager & William Nolan, Trial Attorney, Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice
  • Mental Health Concepts in Human Trafficking: Traumatic Response, Ambiguous Loss, Reunification
    Presenter: Duane T. Bowers, LPC
  • Understanding the Process from Surviving to Thriving
    Presenter: Russell Glenn Wilson, Anti-Trafficking Expert, Consultant, Researcher
  • Crime Victims Compensation Program
    Presenter: Jeff Wagaman, Director Division of Crime Victim Compensation, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt
  • Kansas Victim Centered Laws
    Presenter: Pat Colloton, Chair, Human Trafficking Advisory Board, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt
  • NamUs Resources to Resolve Missing and Unidentified Person Cases
    Presenter: BJ Spamer, Director, NamUs, National Missing and Unidentified Persons System
  • Creating Success in Cases when Children are Trafficked
    Presenters: Melissa Cooke, LMSW & Ericka Purcell, LMSW, Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County and Alice Osburn, Chief Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, 18th Judicial District
  • "Hey, We've Got One in Our Town" - Dealing with Trafficking Fronts
    Presenters: Jason W. Hart, Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Derrick W. Wilczek, Detective and FBI Task Force Officer
  • Creating Success in Cases when Adults are Trafficked
    Presenters: Becki Halloran, Director, Restore Hope, Topeka Rescue Mission and Sarah Coats, LMSW, YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment, Human Trafficking Project Manager
  • From Burning Out to Thriving: Self-Care for Professionals
    Presenter: Rachel Pointer, Movement Liaison, Free the People Movement
  • Using Technology in Human Trafficking
    Presenters: Angie Jones, Senior Special Agent, and Amber Cole, Analyst, Kansas Bureau of Investigations
  • Who Should Attend

    • Criminal Justice Professionals, including Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement, and Corrections Officials
    • Prosecutors
    • Service Providers
    • Medical and Mental Health Providers
    • Educators

    Lodging Scholarships

    There are a limited number of Lodging Scholarships available (PENDING FUNDING) for those who provide assistance to crime victims at the Hilton Garden Inn located on 410 S. 3rd St., in Manhattan, KS. Individuals must reside 100 miles or more (round trip) from Manhattan, KS to be considered. The scholarship will cover room accommodation ONLY and will be for 2 nights; arrival July 9th after 3:00 PM, departing on July 11th by 11:00 AM. Attendees will be responsible for all incidental expenses and will be asked to provide a credit card to cover those items. Scholarships will be on a first come, first served basis. DO NOT CONTACT THE HILTON GARDEN INN TO MAKE A RESERVATION IF YOU ARE REQUESTING A SCHOLARSHIP. Please check the "ADD ON" box below to be considered for the lodging scholarship.

    Standard lodging accommodations are available at the Candlewood Suites, located on 210 Blue Earth Place in Manhattan, KS for $93/night plus tax. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations at 785.320.7995, please reference Group Code HTC when calling. Online reservations can be made by visiting: Candlewood Suites

    Course Resources
    2018 Human Trafficking Conference Agenda
    2018 Human Trafficking Presentation Descriptions and Presenter Bios

Available sessions