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Annual Seminar To Focus On Human Trafficking

Posted March 27, 2018 at 11:50 am

Human trafficking is one of the largest international crime industries and will be the focus of the 6th Annual Criminal Justice Seminar, hosted by Penn Highlands Community College, on Tuesday, April 10th. The seminar will take place in the Richland Campus Auditorium at 101 Community College Way from 1pm to 3pm.

In 2016, the FBI reported that human trafficking was the third largest international crime industry, only behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking. In 2016, the International Labour Organization estimated there were 20.9 million victims of human trafficking for labor and that 1 in 6 runaway children were likely forced into sex trafficking.

Carla Smith, Chairwoman of the Cambria County Human Trafficking Response Team, and Pam Vyhonsky, Operations Coordinator of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Conemaugh Health System, Duke LifePoint Healthcare, will both be presenting on human trafficking. The Cambria County Human Trafficking Response Team is committed to discovering and responding to incidents of human trafficking through victim-centered and collaborative community efforts.

This event is open to the public. Please contact Criminal Justice faculty members Dennis Miller or Dr. Robert Clark with any questions. They can be reached by phone at 814.262.6400; or email them directly at dmiller3@pennhighlands.edu (Dennis Miller) or rclark@pennhighlands.edu (Dr. Robert Clark).