Presentation: “Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery”

​​​Presentation:  “Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery” 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
A four hour program: 10:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
The John Gilbert Reese Center
1209 University Drive, Newark campus

The course is presented by April Cohagen-Gibson, an instructor of Criminal Justice with a focus on victimology, probation & parole, private security, juvenile crime, and criminal law. She is also a unit instructor with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission, teaching in police academies throughout the state of Ohio. ​

During this informational session, participants will be educated on the scope of human trafficking both internationally and within the United States, plus they will carefully survey the two most common forms of human trafficking: sex trade and labor trade, as well as the difference between human trafficking and alien smuggling. Participants will learn to identify suspicious behaviors of the offenders and of the actual victims. Participants will further learn to identify the crime of human trafficking and of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), while also engaging in discussion about how victims are exploited; how victims' mindsets are altered after enduring such violence; and what the State of Ohio's current practice is on processing perpetrators and the sentences being handed down. Participants will further recognize resources and agencies within our communities that include a safe-haven for victims and study the sensitivity-issues relative to how law enforcement officers and others should engage with possible victims.

Sponsored by the Lifelong Learning Institute at COTC

Open to Central Ohio seniors over the age of 60
First time guests of the Lifelong Learning Institute are invited to participate for free during their first session.
Refreshments are offered at no cost.

To register for the January 20th course, or to learn more about the Lifelong Learning Institute at COTC, contact Vicki Maple, Director, at phone 740-364-9565, or email VMaple@COTC.edu.  Information is also available online at www.COTC.edu/LLI.​​​