Waldorf University will host “Human Trafficking in Iowa: An Overview and Discussion” on March 30 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Salveson Hall Ballroom.
The program will present up-to-date information concerning the presence of human trafficking in Iowa and the efforts government and non-government agencies are making toward the prevention of this crime.
Michael Ferjak, executive consultant for human trafficking with Youth Shelter and Services, Ames, Iowa, will be the featured speaker. A 39-year law enforcement veteran, Ferjak trains state regulatory investigators, as well as state and federal law enforcement officers throughout the United States and Canada on investigative skills and techniques, and offers training on child exploitation and human trafficking. He retired from the Iowa Department of Justice where he served for 18 years, and led the Human Trafficking Enforcement and Prosecution Task Force for five years. A recognized expert on human trafficking, Ferjak has served on the faculty of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and is an adjunct professor for three Iowa college and university criminal justice programs.
“Although this program is geared mostly toward law enforcement officials, the public is invited to attend,” said Amber Lawrence, human trafficking community educator with Teens Against Human Trafficking, Youth & Shelter Services, Ames, Iowa. “Mike has exceptional knowledge on this topic, so all attendees will leave with a much better understanding of human trafficking in Iowa, and how we together can help prevent it.”
About Teens Against Human Trafficking
Teens Against Human Trafficking is a statewide program that works with middle schools and high schools to bring prevention and education to students, staff and faculty.