Panel Discussion: 6:30-8pm | Reception: 8-8:30pm
at Duane Morris, LLP | 1540 Broadway | New York, NY
(building entrance on 45th street)
Sex trafficking is a multibillion dollar industry and the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. The majority of victims in the United States are women and girls, often as young as 12 years old. In New York state, more than 4,000 underage youth are bought, sold and trafficked for sexual purposes each night. What is sex trafficking? Who is at risk of being trafficked? What tactics do traffickers use to lure and control their victims? Why don’t victims leave their traffickers? Join us for an informal panel discussion to find out how New York courts, law enforcement, community-based service providers and activists are addressing sex trafficking in our own backyard. Be part of the conversation and the solution.
Ted Bunch, chief development officer of A CALL TO MEN, is an educator, activist and lecturer working to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. He advises the NFL, NBA, NHL and other leagues to facilitate violence prevention.
The Honorable Fernando Camacho helped establish the New York Human Trafficking Intervention Court, shifting the way prostitution is viewed by the justice system. Judge Camacho is currently Acting Supreme Court Justice of Suffolk County.
Anthony Favale coordinated human, sex and labor trafficking investigations within the NYPD for more than 30 years. He is currently vice president at Vornado Realty Trust.
Ronald E. Richter is CEO of JCCA, one of the largest private agencies serving New York’s most vulnerable children and families. Prior to joining JCCA, he served as a New York State Family Court judge. In 2016, Mayor de Blasio appointed him to the NYC Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board.
Michael D. Grohman is the managing partner of Duane Morris’ New York office and chair of the firm’s Private Client Services Group. He spearheads the firm’s work on behalf of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), a nationally recognized organization committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and the domestic trafficking of children, of which he is a board member.
David W. Budd | Michael D. Schwamm, Partner, Duane Morris LLP | Peter Takiff
Jess Dannhauser | Robert Levitan | Howard Rubin | Stellario D’Urso | Reverend Matthew J. Moretz | Paul Silverstein | Rick Elezi | Eitan Peled | Mark Schnurman | Barry Freedman | Ronald Richter | Richard Schuster | Minister Galen Guengerich | Jeff Rosen | Alex Sokolow | Rabbi David Ingber | Christopher Rothko | Peter Yarrow | Scott Kling
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