Thank you to all who have already submitted abstracts for the 15th Annual International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference!

For those still wanting to submit abstracts, this is a reminder:
Abstract submissions are due on March 30th! Visit to submit your abstract.


This is only four weeks from today and will come up fast! We would love to have as many people as possible to submit abstracts so we can provide a variety of sessions to our attendees.

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The Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference brings researchers, service providers, advocates, politicians, and students together to learn, connect, and collaborate.
Survivor and Author Theresa Flores travels the U.S. sharing her story of trafficking and being a sex slave while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit, Michigan. At 15 years of age she was drugged, raped and tortured for two long years — kept in bondage, forced to pay back an impossib...
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· September 22, 2017
Had a great first day of Conference! To register, find rooms, be welcomed, and listen to excellent topics presented by knowledgeable individuals professionals was so needed. Thank you all for setting ...the atmosphere. #DRCTA5 See More
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· September 23, 2016
Every year this conference gets better and better absolutely amazing valuable information
The student leaders will be featured on CNN for work combating modern slavery.
Anti-trafficking groups say the global spread of cheap, high-speed internet, as well as a rise in mobile phone ownership, are fuelling the growth of cybersex trafficking
Cornerstone Coffee Shop is a non-profit that will hire for women who have come out of human trafficking
A human trafficking operation led to the arrests of 18 men in Washington County, according to deputies.
The man’s attorney says his client “maintain his innocence” and the 17-year-old alleged victim is lying.
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Human Trafficking & Social Justice Institute

Please join us in supporting Teresa Fedor who has been a champion in combating human trafficking.

A child sex trafficking ring was dismantled, its victims rescued, and its leader sentenced to life in prison thanks to a collaborative FBI Child Exploitation Task Force investigation in Ohio.
Prosecutors and trafficking victims sought a new law which removed barriers to both criminal prosecution and civil suits against websites hosting prostitution ads.
The House is expected to consider legislation when it returns from holiday recess next week that would ensure classified advertising websites such as can no longer enable sex trafficking.

Are you a survivor of some sort of injustice? Do you use art to express yourself? We have just opened our survivor artist open call for art! Click on the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page to view the application!

If you are a survivor artist, please consider submitting artwork that speaks to the personal and universal themes of resiliency and hope in social justice. The following is the quote inspiring all of the art in the conference:

"I am a fragment of a mir...ror whose whole design and shape I do not know. Nevertheless, with what I have I can reflect light into the dark places of this world -- into the black places in the hearts of men -- and change some things in some people. Perhaps others may see and do likewise. This is what I am about. This is the meaning of my life." Alexander Papaderos

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The Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference brings researchers, service providers, advocates, politicians, and students together to learn, connect, and collaborate.
Police have said Jeffrey Howenstine admitted paying for sex with at least two women who had been trafficked for sex.
Minneapolis police announced Tuesday that 94 arrests were made over the Super Bowl during a sex trafficking sting operation.
Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) announced that she and Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) will introduce a bill focused on reducing solicitation of prostitution in Ohio by increasing penalties for “johns” seeking to exploit women. Recent reports have shown that there has been an increase ...
Sex trafficking and drug addiction are often found together, said Cara Rearick, a mental health counselor for A Renewed Mind, which is why she is glad to see a bill in the U.S. Senate designed to tackle the intersection of the two issues.  “Traffickers, as we know too well, often exploit drug add...