Collaborative to End Human Trafficking to present interdisciplinary symposium April 5

The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking will present “Responses of Professionals to the Pandemic of Human Trafficking,” a symposium on Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Robbins Building.

The symposium calls on practitioners and students from nursing, medicine, social work, law, business and law enforcement to broaden their knowledge of human trafficking and the interdisciplinary approaches needed to combat it.

Keynote speakers will include Timothy Mulvey from the United States Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio; and Rachel Lloyd, founder and CEO of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services in New York.

In addition, the morning session will include a plenary panel made up of local professionals from the various disciplines to address how the crime of human trafficking presents itself within their field.

The cost to attend the symposium is $60 for professionals and $15 for students. Free parking and lunch are provided for participants. To register for the event, visit or contact the Collaborative at 440.356.2254. Please register by March 31, as space is limited.

The symposium is supported by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Catholic Health Partners, Cleveland Clinic and the Nord Family Foundation.

The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking educates and advocates for the prevention and abolition of human trafficking while connecting services on behalf of trafficked persons. Since 2007, the Collaborative has educated diverse audiences through more than 1,200 programs.

For further information, contact the collaborative at 440.356.2254 or