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145: A Humanitarian Crisis or A Trafficking Recruiter’s Marketplace

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss the Syrian refugee crisis and the impact it is having on the world, particularly in Athens, Greece. They also discuss the best ways to interact with refugees that reinforce their human dignity.

Key Points

  • 10,000 children have gone missing from Syrian refugee camps.
  • Refugee camps are so miserable that people are willing to take huge risks for potential work abroad, and many of these workers become trafficking victims.
  • Syrian Refugee camps will be open for decades.
  • Communicating human dignity to people in refugee camps is key and just holding people’s hands can achieve that.
  • A powerful way to impact human trafficking is to come back from a trip with a first-hand story that communicates the problem as a personal issue, not a public health crisis. The closer somebody is to the person telling the story, the more impact it will have.
  • Sometimes what people need most is just for someone to listen to them.
  • Instead of reinventing the wheel, look for places where work is already being done and partner with existing organizations.
  • Relationship is always more important than resources.

Resources

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144: Does Research Make a Difference?

Annalisa Enrile joins Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak to discuss her new book, Ending Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery: Freedom’s Journey. Annalisa talks about how we often approach solutions without looking at the big picture and how corporations are shifting from mere Corporate Social Responsibility to a Corporate Social Impact mindset. She also reminds us that rescuing someone is only the first step; it’s crucial to examine the support they’re getting afterward.

Resources:

Key Points:

  • We often approach solutions without looking at the big picture.
  • Technology is emerging as a powerful anti-trafficking tool.
  • Corporate Archetypes of Goodness: a movement from Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Impact. Corporations aren’t merely trying to act responsibly, they’re actively trying to impact the world.
  • It’s easy to forget that survivor advocates are in fact survivors; they’re still on the healing journey.
  • We need to be aware of the unintended consequences of rescuing someone.
  • Rescuing someone is only the first step; it’s crucial to examine the support they’re getting afterward.
  • It’s important to remember that survivors aren’t here just to tell their stories, they’re here to teach us.

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143: Why Was Sandie in Istanbul?

In this episode, Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss why Sandie went to Istanbul, Turkey and what she did there. The forum on Modern Slavery hosted by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, discussed the role of the church in combating Human Trafficking and gathered distinguished scholars and leaders from around the world to discuss human exploitation. The goal was to bring context and understanding for how the church can rise up and do something about this injustice. Sandie’s role was to network, build relationships, work together to find resources, and discuss action plans to make a difference. One exciting outcome from this forum was engaging with the human trafficking commissioner of Athens who volunteered their resources to help the Study Abroad team this summer as they travel to Greece to work with the Syrian Refugees. Sandie challenged the church to step up in their role which prompted collaboration efforts for more resources and partnership in these efforts.

Resources:

Ecumenical Patriarchate 

Photos of the Forum

Joint Declaration

Church of England

Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate

Priceless: A Luncheon to End Human Trafficking

Global Center for Women and Justice

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142: Where is the Anti-Human Trafficking Movement Going?

In this episode, Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak interview Laura Lederer, President and Founder of Global Centurion. Under her leadership, Global Centurion has developed significant demand- focused research and programs. Ms. Lederer shares about the history of addressing human trafficking and the rewards of the early work that was done to emerge the global human rights movement we now have today. Her new book about slavery in the 21st century explains the complexities of the anti-human trafficking movement over the years, and although they have had 10 good years since the Trafficking Victims Protect Act was enacted, Ms. Lederer still believes they are at the beginning of the movement. At this time, Ms. Lederer suggest assessing what has been done through evaluation and research to take a hard look at what works and what may not be working well, using what has been learned to move forward thoughtfully.

Resources:

Laura J. Lederer, President & Founder

Global Centurion

U.S. Laws on Trafficking in Persons

Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate

Priceless: A Luncheon to End Human Trafficking

Global Center for Women and Justice

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141: A View From the Bench – Part 2

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak welcome back Judge Hatchimonji to discuss the role of the Juvenile Court Judge in Child Welfare by breaking misconceptions about what juvenile judges do and how much they care about their job. When it comes to Juvenile Justice, the court wants to create a path that leads to a vibrant future for the children. The role of the the Judge in child welfare becomes an active participant, to address and underline the root of the problem. They talk about the two branches, the dependency court which address children who have been neglected by caretakers and the delinquency court, when children break criminal laws themselves. Sandie asks Judge Hatchimonji what he wants for kids when they walk onto his court. It is the juvenile court’s responsibility to rehabilitate the child, change their life trajectory to a bright and hopeful future.

Resources:

Judge Douglas Hatchimonji

Role of the Juvenile Court Judge in Child Welfare

Ensure Justice Conference: Build a Strong Child

Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate

Global Center for Women and Justice

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140: A View From the Bench – Part 1

Did California legalize child prostitution? Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak host Judge Douglas Hatchimonji to talk about the new California legislation regarding child prostitution. They discuss SB13-22 and why there is so much recent debate around it. Judge Hatchimonji was appointed to the Bench in 2003 and was Presiding Juvenile Justice from 2011-2014, and now back at Juvenile Justice.

Resources:

Judge Douglas Hatchimonji

Senate Bill 1322

Press Release – Governor Brown signs SB 1322 declaring “There is no such thing as a child prostitute”

Ensure Justice Conference: Build a Strong Child

Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate

Global Center for Women and Justice

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139: Ethical Dilemas

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak continue their conversation with retired Deputy Chief Derek Marsh about ethical dilemmas, mainly when it comes to media challenges. Just about any consistent work in anti-trafficking will eventually engage the press. Ethical decisions need to guide us when preparing a report or releasing any information  to the press and the media. It is important to understand the terminology of the story so that we are able to articulate and clear up any misconceptions. Sandra Morgan mentions the Stephen Model and Derek Marsh explains each acronym, Socio-cultural framework, Technology, Economy, Politics, Historical, Ecological, and Next.

Resources:
STEPHEN Model

Ensure Justice Conference: Build a Strong Child

Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate

Global Center for Women and Justice

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138: The Role of Victim Advocates

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss victim advocates and their roles. Victim advocates make a personal connection with victim survivors by developing trust and building relationships. They undergo specialized training in order to be well informed about how to interact with survivors of trauma. Victim advocates focus on what the survivors need to begin to thrive. Their primary goal is to be an advocate for the survivor and make sure they feel safe. One of the main things that survivors need to hear is that they are a victim of a crime, NOT a criminal! Dr. Sandra Morgan discusses the need for a large collaboration network in this field. One of the main topics of discussion here is a tool that victim advocates can use to prepare – a guide for victim advocates which focuses on their specific role in the restoration process.

Resources:

Ensure Justice Conference: Build a Strong Child

Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate

Global Center for Women and Justice

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137: Interview With Prosecutors: John Cotton Richmond & Victor Boutros

In this episode, Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak introduce two previous federal prosecutors John Cotton Richmond and Victor Boutros to discuss the Human Trafficking Institute. They ask three questions that fall into anti human trafficking strategies: How do we make people less vulnerable to traffickers, how do we care for survivors, and how do we actually stop the traffickers. They both share that in order to stop it, they must start at the root of the battle. It is necessary to have an understanding of the laws and the books, political will to enforce the laws, and the capacity to enforce the law. Boutros shares that they will train specialized units to create a model of prosecutors and agents that are focused on human trafficking cases called the ACT Team. This episode challenges listeners to begin to think in innovative ways about how they can stop the crime at its source. It’s time to learn how to identity the traffickers, not just the victims, in order to be able to stop future exploitation.

Resources:

John Richmond & Victor Boutros

The Human Trafficking Institute

The Human Trafficking Institute- the Founder

Podcast 26: Lessons from the Prosecutor’s Desk

Ensure Justice Conference: Build a Strong Child

Global Center for Women and Justice

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136: We CAN Coalition

January is National Human Trafficking and Slavery Prevention Month. The We CAN Coalition of Orange County is all about working to end child abuse and neglect. On this show, Sandie and Dave have discussed community partnership as a key to human trafficking prevention work. We CAN Coalition is a local response model that can be replicated across the nation as a reputable way to do prevention. There are four necessary components for an effective collective: a clear common purpose, community engagement and co-production, relationships and trust, and results and accountability. For the purpose of ending human trafficking, it is imperative that people within same-minded organizations follow these components.

Resources:

We CAN Coalition Overview

Online Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate

Ensure Justice Conference: Build a Strong Child

Global Center for Women and Justice

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