​NOBLE 

Chicago Metropolitan Chapter

Justice by Action

S.A.F.E. 1st Annual Sex-Trafficking Conference


Safe Coalition for Human Rights is a not-for-profit global organization in good standing in Illinois addressing the issue of sex-trafficking through creating a cohesive and effective collaboration across the different entities engaged with survivors including; awareness, prevention, outreach/rescue shelter, legal,mental health, education and job services. Join us October 29 through 31 in challenging the 32 billion dollar industry of human-trafficking through this expert, multi-track convention. Engage to raise awareness,educate front-line workers and professionals to respond to trafficking,strengthen coalition and law enforcement efforts, provide funding for safe housing,receive intensive training for evidence based treatment techniques, and effect changes to deter the purchase of sex.


Join SAFE in challenging the 32 billion dollar industry of human-trafficking through this expert, multi-track convention. Engage to raise awareness,educate front-line workers andprofessionals to respond to trafcking,strengthen coalition and law enforcementefforts, provide funding for safe housing,receive intensive training for evidencebasedtreatment techniques, and effectchanges to deter the purchase of sex.


NOBLE members will be able to register for all three days of the conference for a discounted rate of $200 instead of $250 if ten (10) members register before August 30, 2014. Regular registration is $350 and on-site registration is $400.


Speakers include: 


Joann Alicea - Certified Financial Crimes Investigator, IAFCI

​​Judge Lorenzo Arredondo - The longest serving Latino elected state trial court judge in America
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW - Executive Director, Co-founder, The Center for Contextual Change, Ltd.
Commander Sharon Bennett - 37-year veteran of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana
Maggie Bishay, PsyD, LCPC - Clinical Therapist, Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago
Mary Bonnett - Artistic Director, Her Story Theater
Janet Chandler, Ph.D.
Irene Clements - President, National Foster Parent Association
Judith Cohen, MD - Allegheny General Hospital, Board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist
Peter DiMarzio, M.Ed. - Victim Assistance Specialist, Homeland Security Investigations
Sandra Fiorini - Trainer, Airline Ambassadors
​Elizabeth Frankel, JD - Associate Director, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
Robert Geffner, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP - President, IVAT (The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma)
Kalyani Gopal, Ph.D. - Executive Director for SAFE 2014
William D. Holmes, MD - Medical Director, Cenpatico
Lara Janson, Researcher - Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Lynne Johnson, JD - Policy & Advocacy Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Gregory Lewis, Psy.D. - Clinical Psychologist at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Katherine Kaufka Walts, JD - Director, Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University
Detective Alan Krok - Chicago Police Department
Amy Kurz, LCSW - Therapist, Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago
Heather Morse - Outreach Director, Chicago Dream Center
Laura Ng - Executive Director, Traffick Free
Carolyn Perez’ Burgos, Ed.D. - Law Enforcement
Darlene Perry, Ph.D. - Executive Director, The Chicago School Forensic Center
Steven Procopio, ACSW, LICSW - Specialist, Working with male victims of sex trafficking
Jody Raphael, JD - Depaul University
Nancy Rivard - President, Airline Ambassadors
Katarlina Rosenblatt, Ph.D. - There Is Hope For Me, Inc.
Sarita Skagnes - Survivor, Petals In the Dust
Melissa Snow - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Judge Tom Stefaniak - Juvenile Court, Lake County, Indiana
​Dr. Darryl Stroud - University Park Police Department
Andy Sturges - Volunteer Coordinator, Free Slaves With Your Own Hands
​Roy Van Tassell, MS, LPC - Director, Trauma and Evidenced Based Interventions, Cenpatico
Stan Waddell, LPC - National Trainer for Foster Care, Cenpatico
Lenore Walker, Ed.D - ABPP-Cl. & Family, Nova Southeastern University
Jody Williams - Founder, Sex Workers Anonymous
Tracey Williamson - Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Assault


For more information and/or registration, see the form below or click here.