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7th Annual Human Trafficking Symposium – UTIP Conference

January 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - January 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Human Trafficking: Beyond Awareness

The S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Social Justice Student Initiative, in cooperation with Utah’s Attorney General’s Office, Asian Association of Utah and Utah Trafficking in Persons (UTIP), present the seventh annual Human Trafficking Symposium. This two-day virtual symposium will focus on “Human Trafficking: Beyond Awareness” and will explore the complex ways human trafficking exists within our society, as well as how to move beyond understanding the presence of trafficking to identify and support those affected by it.

Day One – 3 hours Utah CLE credit (pending).
Day Two – 4 hours Utah CLE credit (pending).

This event is only being hosted live and will not be recorded.

Wednesday, January 20 – 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 21 – 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

REGISTER HERE (zoom links will be emailed to registrants on Jan. 20) »


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
*all times are in MST
Click here to see a short description of the sessions »

9:00 a.m. – Human Trafficking: Beyond Awareness

Sean Reyes, Utah Attorney General

9:30 a.m. – Bridging the Gap – Partnering to Build a Comprehensive Victim Service Response

Noora Chingaliyeva, Victim Coordinator, Utah Attorney General’s Office
Amy Graham, Victim Specialist, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Brandy Farmer, President, Centro Civico Mexicano
Lora Flanigan, Victim Advocate, Program Administrator, Utah Department of Human Services
January Riggin, Founder, Soap2Hope
Andrea Sherman, Trafficking in Persons Director, Asian Association of Utah
Tonia Tewell, Executive Director, Holding Out HELP

10:50 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – Breakout Sessions

Human Trafficking 101
Dustin Howard, Department of Human Services-Division of Juvenile Justice Services
Chris Pacheco, Case Manager, Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Services

National Human Trafficking Hotline: National Referral Directory
Jenny Sell, Service Provider Partnership Manager, Polaris Project
Kira Mercer, Service Provider Partnership Associate, Polaris Project

Your Brain on Trauma
Katie Dobson, Assistant Professor, Roseman University
Linsey Broadbent, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Christian Center Park City

The Role of the US Department of Labor in Combating Human Trafficking
Stephen Glassford, Outreach Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

12:30 p.m. – Event Concludes


Thursday, January 21, 2021
*all times are in MST

12:30 p.m. – Combating Human Trafficking: A Multi-Sector Approach

Kimberly Chang, Family Physician – Asian Health Services and HEAL Trafficking
Kirsten Foot, University of Washington, Multi-sector Collaboration in Anti-Trafficking Efforts
Annie Sovcik, Program Director, Busing on the Lookout (BOTL), Truckers Against Trafficking
Meg Taylor, Chief Litigation & Employment Counsel, Delta Air Lines

2:00 p.m. – Break

2:10 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

Human Trafficking and Immigration
Kaytlin Beckett, Assistant Attorney General, Utah Attorney General’s Office
Sheena Knox, Attorney
P. Alex McBean, Attorney

Forced Criminality and Human Trafficking
Dan Strong, Assistant Attorney General
Special Agent, SECURE Strike Force, Utah Attorney General’s Office

Advocating for 2S & LGBTQIA+ Survivors
Andi Tremonte, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

A Housing First Approach to Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking
Bryan Aston, Supervising Social Worker, Safe Horizon
Ciara Dacosta-Reyes, Training Specialist, Freedom Network USA

3:25 p.m. – Break

3:35 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

Covid-19: How it’s Changed the Face of Child Exploitation
Michelle Busch-Upwall, Internet Crime Against Children Education Specialist
Special Agent, Internet Crimes Against Children, Utah Attorney General’s Office

The 13th Amendment, Racial Justice and Human Trafficking
Kathleen Kim, Professor, Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion, Loyola Marymount University Law School

The Sexual Assault to Prison Pipeline in Utah
Shannon Cox, Executive Director
Renee LaGrant, Survivor Leader, Journey of Hope Inc

Community Alliances for Collaborative Solutions: Meeting the Needs of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Survivors
Samantha Candland, LINKLine Coordinator, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
Allison Smith, Prevention Coordinator II, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

5:00 p.m. – Event Ends


Table Sponsors

Utah Attorney General’s Office
Asian Association of Utah-Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Program
Division of Child and Family Services
Salt Lake County Youth Services-Milestone Traditional Living Program
Restoring Ancestral Winds
Journey of Hope, Inc
3 Strands/PROTECT Utah
Safe Harbor Crisis Center
Holding Out HELP
Utah State Bureau of Investigation (SBI)
Utah Office for Victims of Crime
Utah Pride Center

Click here for more about the tabling sponsors including contacts and bios »


This event is sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, the Utah’s Attorney General’s Office and the Asian Association of Utah and Utah Trafficking in Persons (UTIP).


For questions about registration or access to this event, contact Kris (801) 585-3440.

Previous Human Trafficking Symposiums

2020 event – Human Trafficking Symposium: A Victim Centered Approach

2019 event – Migrants and Trafficking: The Vulnerability of Movement

2018 event – Human Trafficking: Architectures of Understanding, Enforcement and Aid

2017 event – Human Trafficking: Global Perspectives, Local Solutions

2016 event – At-Risk Youth: Pathways to Delinquency and Sex Trafficking

2015 event – The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah

2014 event – Center for Global Justice: Human Trafficking Workshop


January 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am
January 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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