In our first Continuing Education Series event we had Special Agent Theo Williams, FBI Houston Child Exploitation Task Force – Innocence Lost Coordinator, present on the topic of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST). His presentation discussed why it is hard to identify DMST victims, human trafficking Red Flags, methods of control and coercion used by traffickers, strategies for identifying DMST and interactions with potential DMST victims.
For this event we also arranged to have Jonathan Jeter, the Program Director for Home of Hope, discuss his organization and their role in combating human trafficking. Home of Hope is a Houston area-based organization dedicated to help fight adolescent human trafficking in the U.S.
The event fee was $10 which included a dinner. The fees from this event and all additional donations were collected to benefit the Home of Hope organization. Thanks to the many generous donations of our alumni we were able to present Home of Hope with a check for $1,266.