About the Webinar This event will examine how technology innovation and the power of networks are transforming human services. National leaders in both thought and practice will share their experiences and insights into how technology, collaboration and social networks are modernizing care for society’s most vulnerable children and families.
This webinar is being organized by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A. The panel includes:
Kathleen Feely – Vice President for Innovation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation; Chief Executive Officer, Case Commons, Inc.
Bruce Kamradt – Director, Children’s Mental Health Services, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; Director, Wraparound Milwaukee
Maurice Miller – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, the Family Independence Initiative
About the Webinar Every year, thousands of men, women, and children are trafficked into the United States according to the U.S. government. Victims are trafficked for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation, labor, and debt bondage. U.S. citizen victims are also trafficked within and outside the country. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, approximately 100,000 U.S. children each year are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
The United States uses a four paradigm approach in combating human trafficking: prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships. In addition to the U.S. federal law, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), states have also passed their own individual state laws to address human trafficking.