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Human Trafficking workshop at Springs Tower Location

Release Date: October 11, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

719.549.2810

Colorado State University–Pueblo to host Human Trafficking workshop at Springs Tower Location

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Department of Sociology and the Division of Extended Studies, in partnership with the Center of Social and Economic Justice and the CSU-Pueblo Women’s Studies Program, will host a Human Trafficking Prevention Workshop from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Nov. 3 at its Tower Location in Colorado Springs. The workshop will be held in Room 208 of the Tower Location at 2864 Circle Drive.

The workshop provides a brief introduction to human trafficking prevention and awareness, including laws and legislation related to human trafficking, observation skills for identifying potential victims of human trafficking, approaches to victim care, safe and effective methods for talking to potential victims, and how to properly report potential instances of human trafficking.

Participants will hear from Binny Grainger, former Director of Investigations for one of the South Asia offices of International Justice Mission, as well as three FBI representatives and CSU-Pueblo Adjunct Professor Tiffany Grainger.

According to Grainger an estimated 40.3 million individuals (25 million in sex trafficking and forced labor and 15 million in forced marriages) are human trafficking victims. “Colorado is considered a Tier 4 state, lowest/worst for victim assistance programs,” Grainger said. “However, Colorado was rated most improved in 2014 for creating laws relating to human trafficking offenses.”

At the close of the workshop, participants should be able to explain what human trafficking is, describe laws and legislation related to human trafficking, exhibit an understanding of how to identify potential victims, and engage in safe and proper reporting.

“Attendees will have a solid foundation on how to recognize a victim or a trafficking situation and how to handle it properly,” Grainger said.

Participants may register starting at $99 for basic registration or $155 for those seeking continuing education (CEU) credit. For registrations or more information, contact the Colorado Springs Tower Location by calling (719) 442-2264 or by emailing Grainger at  Tiffany.grainger@csupueblo.edu; or Tower Location Site Manager Michael Aragon at Michael.aragon@csupueblo.edu.

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