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2021 Human Trafficking Speaker Series

September 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 5th session of the 2021 HT Speaker Series focuses on collaborative partnerships for investigations and research of human trafficking.

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This event will be taking place from 10am-12pm Pacific Standard Time. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation pop-up that will include the zoom link information. This is a live webinar event, so your zoom link will not work until the time that the event begins. Two days before the event, you will receive a reminder email, and the morning of the event you will receive a final message with the zoom link information again. If you are not receiving these emails, please check your spam folder.

Webinar Description:

Human trafficking involves complex problems that are best understood in an interdisciplinary context. This workshop will discuss successful collaborative partnerships and provide examples of collaborative partnerships grounded in practitioner-focused research. The compilation of data that can be accessed by multiple agencies through databases and investigations can prove a practitioner’s anecdotal belief without solely relying on their training and experience. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, practitioners and researchers can discuss and join forces on the best approaches to answer questions neither can answer on their own.

Projects involving tattoo’s, buyers, and investigations in addition to others will be discussed. We will also address what has worked in our collaborative partnerships and focus on trust, integrity, and communication.

Speaker Bios:

Dr.  Christopher Carey, PhD, JD, is a former Deputy District Attorney and currently an Associate Professor at Portland State University. His expertise is human rights with an emphasis on human trafficking. His background includes serving as Executive Director of a US based international human rights organization that focused on combatting human trafficking.  His work has been supported by federal, state, and private grants.  He is the author of several articles on the subject of human trafficking in the United States and around the globe. The California Judicial System has identified him as an expert in human trafficking. His collaborations include the US Attorney’s office, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Oregon Department of Corrections, and multiple nonprofits. He co-authored several studies examining the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Portland, Oregon.

Sergeant Molly McDade began her career with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in July of 1995. Promoted to rank of Sergeant in 2004 and assigned to the Facilities Services Section as the Classification Unit Manager she managed 22 Deputies and non-sworn individuals to include the Security Threat Group and Intelligence Deputy, 13 Classification Deputies, Corrections Techs and Hearings Officers. While in this capacity she recognized the need for a Human Trafficking Sergeant as the criminal street gangs within the community and jail were using women as a commodity. With funding in 2009 through a Federal JAG Grant this position became a reality and is currently in its 11th year.

In partnership with Information Technology partners Molly has developed a robust Human Trafficking specific Intelligence and information sharing relational database utilized in ongoing investigations to organize, analyze and disseminate information with agency partners. Through this collaborative effort and database early identification of suspected traffickers and victims has been realized enhancing case collaboration.


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