Kirsta Leeburg Melton
Slavery at Our Doorsteps
Please join us at noon on Tuesday, July 12th at Club Giraud as we welcome Kirsta Leeburg Melton. Kirsta is the Deputy Criminal Chief of the Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section of the Office of the Texas Attorney General. From 2000-2014 she prosecuted in the Family Justice Unit of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office combating human trafficking, the physical and sexual abuse of children and family violence, and in 2012 helped establish and lead the Bexar County DA’s Human Trafficking Unit.
Human trafficking is a media buzz word that often conjures images of brothels in Thailand or confusion with the ongoing immigration debate. This workshop cuts through the confusion, arms the participant with an understanding of what human trafficking is and is not and helps them recognize that this is an American problem with American buyers, sellers and victims. This seminar walks participants through actual cases prosecuted in the state of Texas for illustration, identifies the tools of traffickers and how they are typically utilized to obtain and maintain victims, outlines victim needs and the barriers to identification and rehabilitation, and gives participants red flags that they can use to begin the identification process. It challenges us to change the culture in which we live from one that identifies with and honors perpetrators to one that provides safety, security and genuine reintegration for the survivors of trafficking.
.75 CLE Hours Approved
RSVP: So that we can provide a headcount to Club Giraud in advance of the luncheon, please RSVP by Thursday, July 7, 2016. Include any dietary restrictions in your RSVP. We understand schedules change, but we cannot guarantee a seat for individuals who RSVP after the date above. Walk-ins will be charged $35 to cover the additional demands on Club Giraud’s staff and no-shows will be billed.
For more information, please contact Rachel Skinner (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Meagan McKeown (email@example.com). We hope to see you there!