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Labor Trafficking: Trends and Case Studies in Florida
August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Since the Trafficking Victims Protection Act was passed in 2000, Florida has seen a variety of labor trafficking cases throughout the state. Join industry leaders for an in-depth discussion about current trends and labor trafficking cases. We’ll also discuss important lessons learned from these cases that will help identify future cases and assist future human trafficking survivors.
Deputy Director of Programs and Data
Coalition for Independent Living Options
Cristobal Perez is an educational psychologist who obtained his bachelor’s degree in Denver, Colorado and his master’s degree in Santiago, Chile. For over 14 years he has supervised non-profit social workers and provided training for healthcare providers, social service agencies, federal and local law enforcement agencies and community associations. He currently works as the deputy director of programs and data for the Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO), a non-profit agency that works with children and adults with disabilities in West Palm Beach, FL.I n his position he analyzes agency-wide programmatic data and provides oversight and management of the Information & Referral, Food Pantry, Social Security Advocacy, and Treasure Coast Services staff. In addition to his role in CILO, Cristobal is also a consultant working on subjects related to vulnerable populations like unaccompanied refugee minors and victims of sex and labor trafficking. A published author and academic guest lecturer, Cristobal has received local and national recognition for his work on human trafficking.
Regional Human Trafficking Coordinator
Florida Department of Children and Families
Sue Aboul-hosn began her career identifying human trafficking victims among DCF’s missing children in 2003. Today, she provides expert guidance to child protective investigators and case managers and develops and implements policies, procedures and training that assists in identifying and determining the appropriate services for victims of human trafficking. She is a qualified expert witness in child risk assessment, is a contributing author to the academia textbook Human Trafficking: A Systemwide Public Safety and Community Approach (August 2017) and has published two research articles including “Human Trafficking Victimization among Youth Who Run Away from Foster Care (2018)” and “Child Labor Trafficking within the US: A First Look at Allegations Investigated by Florida’s Child Welfare Agency (2019).” Sue is six sigma green belt certified, a graduate of the Florida Child Welfare Leadership Academy (2010), St. Thomas University of Law John J. Burnetti Human Trafficking Academy (2018) and the NHTTAC Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (2019).
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