Institute Director Speaks on Mechanisms to Navigate Criminal Justice Systems at Human Trafficking Conference

The Human Trafficking Institute’s Director of Law Enforcement Operations, Dave Rogers, recently spoke on a panel entitled “Maximizing Global Cooperation and Reducing Demand,” along with Justice Mike Chibita, Director of Public Prosecutions in Uganda. The panel was part of the National Association of Attorneys General and International Association of Prosecutors Global Conference on Human Trafficking in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

The panel focused on mechanisms aimed at protecting victims and providing them assistance to navigate the criminal justice system. Others in attendance included Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, Director of Public Prosecutions in Belize and The Institute Special Counsel in Belize, Dave Fillingame, also attended the conference.

The conference, on Jan. 17-18, provided a forum primarily for international prosecutors, law enforcement, and other government officials to build a worldwide network, collaborate, and learn from one another, as well as formulate effective strategies in response to the global human trafficking epidemic.

Conference attendees focused on practical investigative and prosecutor techniques to strengthen how they handle their cases while discussing current and emerging issues and to learn approaches to better understand and assist victims. Participants also had the opportunity to benefit from a post-conference report on recommendations and potential next steps generated during the conference.

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Molly is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Grove City College, where she studied English and Economics. During college, she interned for The Pittsburgh Promise and PNC Financial Services, where she honed her communications and development skills. Molly is an avid writer and her work has been published in a number of places, including The New York Times. She is currently working with Institute in D.C. as a Falls Church Anglican Fellow.