William Jessup hosts global sex trafficking summit

Jars of Clay to perform
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The Response

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22; special screening of “Sex & Money” from 9:30-11 p.m.; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. A CD release and benefit concert featuring Jars of Clay and Dr. Reggie McNeal takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday. (Law enforcement and first responder training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights.)
Where: William Jessup University, 333 Sunset Blvd, Rocklin
Cost: $139 for adults and $59 for students with ID. Response ticket includes law enforcement and first responder training, church leader breakfast and forum and Jars of Clay concert. Additional ticketing options are available.


Courage Worldwide and William Jessup University will host “The Response – A Global Sex Trafficking Summit” on Feb. 22.

More than 60 nationally recognized individuals and organizations in the fight against sex trafficking are coming to the Sacramento, California region to educate, equip and empower attendees to strategically respond to the sexual exploitation of children.
Topics, breakout sessions and areas of focus include Courage House prototype (home for girls rescued out of trafficking); law enforcement; mental health; residential care facility development; policy and legislative initiatives; health and human services; advertising and marketing; technology; the arts: film, music and writing; media; business leaders; and faith-based community.
The response will feature the following keynote speakers:
Melissa Farley Ph.D.: A practicing clinical psychologist for 45 years who has written 24 peer-reviewed articles on prostitution and trafficking and two books: “Prostitution, Trafficking & Traumatic Stress” (2004) and “Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making the Connections” (2007), based on research funded by the U.S. State Department.
Laura J. Lederer: Founder and CEO of Global Centurion and the former senior adviser on trafficking in persons with the U.S. State Department.
Karen Hughes: A lieutenant with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department with nearly 28 years of law enforcement experience.
Nick Sensley: An anti-human trafficking strategist for Humanity United, an Omidyar Group foundation committed to building peace and advancing human freedom. He is a retired chief of police for the city of Truckee.
Linda Smith: Shared Hope International president and founder (U.S. Congress 1994-98). Smith is a leader in the global movement to end sex trafficking of women and children around the world and in the United States.
Jenny Williamson: Founder and CEO of Courage Worldwide, an international nonprofit organization that builds homes for children rescued out of sex trafficking.