Human trafficking is panel discussion topic FridayIf you think human trafficking doesn't happen in Nebraska, think again.
At least 2,000 people in Nebraska are forced into sex work, according to research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
A panel of experts will discuss issues surrounding human trafficking Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the College of Public Health, Room 3013. The panel discussion, part of the college's fall open house activities, is open to the campus community.
The panel will address:
- Current efforts around prevention and rehabilitation in Nebraska, including the statewide task force formed by the Nebraska Legislature.
- Best practices for addressing human trafficking.
- The role of public health in all of these efforts.
The panel includes public officials and people in charge of front line response for victims of trafficking:
- Linda Burkle, divisional director of Social Services with the Salvation Army;
- Jesse Davy, MPH student at UNMC and family teacher at Boys Town;
- John Freudenberg, assistant attorney general for the State of Nebraska; and
- Amy Williams, legislative aide for Senator Amanda McGill, District 26.
Brenda Nickol, director of Career Services, will moderate the panel. Melissa Tibbits, assistant professor of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health, will provide closing remarks.