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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events are taking place online only. Events taking place in person are subject to CDC guidelines, including restrictions on capacity and requirements for social distancing and mask-wearing.

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Friday, Jul 30, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - English

On July 30, please join us online for World Day against Trafficking in Persons: The Challenges of Unaccompanied Minors.

After an influx of unaccompanied minors into the United States, the Office of Refugee Resettlement faced a historic number of referrals with over 20,000 children in care in May of 2021. During this Webinar, distinguished panelists will share their perspectives and firsthand accounts of the challenges surrounding unaccompanied minors as it relates to human trafficking.

Participants will gain an understanding of the current situation and legal landscape regarding unaccompanied minors in the United States – from identification at the border, reunification with parents or placement with sponsors, cultural and linguistic challenges, barriers to receiving assistance, how the community can help, and more.  Participants will also learn how the vulnerabilities of unaccompanied minors are at times exploited into human trafficking.

The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy of St. Thomas University College of Law is proud to partner with International Rescue Committee and The South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force on this event.   

This event is free and open to the public with registration. CLEs pending.

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To register and for more information, please visit us at, www.humantraffickingacademy.org/wdatip2021

Location

St. Thomas University
Online Webinar
16401 NW 37 Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054 (Map)