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2018 SFCAHT Annual Conference “Collaborative Solutions to Combating Human Trafficking”

September 25, 2018 | California State Building, Milton Marks Conference Center

Sponsors: Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Troutman Sanders LLP and National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco

Over 170 representatives of law enforcement, businesses, government agencies, survivor groups, service providers and volunteer organizations gathered for the annual full day conference of SFCAHT to explore good practices and policy solutions in anti-human trafficking collaboration and learn about effective partnerships and innovative programs aimed at eradicating modern-day slavery across the Bay Area. The participants in the conference shared experience and network with other professionals and volunteers fighting this heinous crime.
The conference program included:
Morning Plenary Sessions

  • International Collaboration to Counter Human Trafficking
  • Priorities in Legal and Law Enforcement Collaboration
  • Local Community Collaborations

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Criminal Justice Collaboration
  • Collaboration in Survivor Assistance and Protection
  • Collaboration on Advocacy and Prevention
  • Collaboration in Cases with International Elements

Featured Speakers were:
London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco
Hon. Teri L. Jackson, San Francisco Superior Court Presiding Judge
Panagiotis Papadimitriou, United Nations Office for Drug and Crimes, Anti-Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Unit
Phil Ting, California Assembly Member, District 9
Alex Tse, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California
Hon. Susan Breall, San Francisco Superior Court Judge
Sarai Smith-Mazariegos, Executive Director, S.H.A.D.E. Movement
George Gascon, San Francisco District Attorney
Anne Kirkpatrick, Oakland Police Chief
Toney Chaplin, San Francisco Assistant Police Chief
Dr. Emily Murase, Director, SF Department on the Status of Women
Sharmin Bock, Alameda County Assistant District Attorney in Charge of HEAT (Human Exploitation and Trafficking)
John Vanek, San Mateo County Human Trafficking Program Coordinator
Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director, Coalition on Homelessness
Dr. Gena Castro Rodriguez, Director of Victim Services, SF DA’s Office
Russell Wilson, Anti-Trafficking Expert, Consultant & Researcher
Stephanie Richard, Policy & Legal Services Director, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
Betty Ann Hagenau, Co-Founder and Chief of Strategy Officer, Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC)
Sharan Dhanoa, Director of Strategic Development, South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking (SBCEHT)

Download the Conference Program HERE.