Human trafficking is the fastest growing and tied as the second largest criminal industry worldwide, generating an $150.2 billion each year. Trafficking and exploitation can be found in communities of all kinds. In 2016, the Indiana State Police investigated more than 178 incidents of trafficked or exploited youth, with victims first trafficked as young as age seven. The Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (ITVAP) works in collaboration with law enforcement, Department of Child Services and other service providers to help children escape sex and labor trafficking and support them in recovery and healing.
This presentation will provide information about human trafficking and exploitation as it relates to our youth population. Attendees will:
Speaker: Morgan Bow, Regional Coalition Coordinator, Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program, Indiana Youth Services Association
Morgan Bow has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University. Before joining ITVAP, Morgan worked as a victims’ assistance specialist with the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office. She has experience assisting domestic violence and human trafficking victims in understanding and navigating the criminal justice process. While at EKU Morgan was the recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award and was one of the founding members of EKU’s Southern Poverty Law Center.
Connect: You are invited to bring your business cards and program or service information to share. Feel free to stay after for additional networking time.