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"Not For Sale" - Combating Child Trafficking and Exploitation

An "In Community" Panel Discussion

July 31, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

July 31, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Shipman & Goodwin
Hartford Office 
Court Room
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT  06103-1919


"Not For Sale" is the fifth segment of Shipman & Goodwin's "In Community" series, a series of panels that the firm launched to focus on a variety of issues facing our workforce and community.

Human trafficking or trafficking in persons is modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Human trafficking is also a criminal business that generates billions of dollars in global profits annually from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor. It is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world today (second only to drug trafficking and tied with illegal arms), according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Our guests will define human trafficking, identify the risk factors, and instruct attendees how to respond and get involved in prevention.  There will be a Q&A following the discussion.


Stephanie Goins, Ph.D.
Executive Programs Director

Stephanie serves as Executive Programs Director for Love146, an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care, prevention education, professional training and empowering movement.

David Novick
Assistant U.S. Attorney
District of Connecticut

David is Deputy Chief of the Financial Fraud and Public Corruption Unit of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut.  He also coordinates the Office’s prosecutions of human trafficking offenses and has an active docket of trafficking cases, with a particular focus on minor victims.  He was previously an Assistant District Attorney in the Sex Crimes Unit and Trial Division of the Manhattan DA’s Office, where he helped develop that office’s anti-human trafficking program and led New York State’s first successful sex tourism prosecution. 

Tammy M. Sneed
Department of Children and Families
Director of Gender Responsive Adolescent Services

Tammy Sneed is a national expert with over 23 years of experience in developing gender specific programming for adolescent girls who are in state care and who have been victims of abuse, neglect, trauma, violence or sex trafficking.  She is a co-leader of DCF’s Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team and a co-leader of the Governor’s Task Force on Justice for Abused Children. She frequently works on prevention training and on training police departments and other organizations on how to respond to and deal with victims of domestic minor sex trafficking.

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