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Human Trafficking Awareness Workshop 

October 10, 2017


Training for law enforcement, county attorneys, JCOs, social service workers, first responders, school personnel, therapists, health care workers and concerned citizens.


Presentation by Mike Ferjak. Mike is a former Iowa State Patrol Officer and, until his retirement last year, headed the Iowa Dept. of Justice's Human Trafficking Enforcement and Prosecution Initiative.  Mike is currently a Human Trafficking Trainer with Youth Shelter Services in Ames.

 Amber Lawrence, also with Youth Shelter Services, will give a presentation on addressing human trafficking in our schools.

1-4 PM

Community Recreation Center 

320 10th Street. Onawa, IA 


Register: taht@yss.org 

or call: 712-281-4840

There is no registration fee to attend this workshop.


Sponsored by: Siouxland Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Teens Against Human Trafficking. 











Human Trafficking: A Beginning Path for Hope

"Bridging Communities Together to Create Change" 

September 10, 2016 & September 17, 2016

A two Saturday event dedicated to raising awareness about Human Trafficking and an opportunity to bring area professionals and the general public together to promote change.

Saturday September 10, 2016 & Saturday September 17, 2016

10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

  •    PBS Documentary “A Path Appears”
  •      Discussion

Saturday September 17, 2016

   10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

  •       Human Trafficking Facts & Statistics
  •        Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marian Hatcher Sr. Project Manager/Human Trafficking Coordinator/Office of Public Policy/Cook County Sheriffs Office; Chicago, IL.               

 Dr. Marian Hatcher has been with the Cook County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) for 12 years.As a national expert on combating the demand for commercial sex, she has testified before the Illinois and Colorado legislatures, has been featured in multiple documentaries, including Nickolas Kristof's 'A Path Appears', which focus on her role with law enforcement. Ms. Hatcher received her BS from Loyola University in 1985, concentrating on Finance. In August 2015, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity, Ambassador-At-Large and Chaplaincy from CICA International University & Seminary.     

  •      Introduction to Services

2410 W. 1st St. 

Sioux City, IA 51103

(The old "Emerson School")

Kindly RSVP at: Pathtochange16@gmail.com or

via Facebook Event: "Human Trafficking: A Beginning Path for Hope"

Hosted by: Radiant Life Church / Siouxland Coalition Against Trafficking 












March 8th 2016:

Northwest Area Education Agency Community Providers Forum. 

See below link to view flyer. 


SIOUX CITY, IOWA Northwest AEA will host a Community Providers Forum on March 8 at Western Iowa Tech Community College in the Rocklin Room. Topics include: 

  • Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Iowa: What Parents, Teachers, Social Workers and Youth-Servicing Professionals Need to Know
  • Resource Sharing Among Providers
  • S.A.V.E. Yourself 

March 20, 2016: 

Many Faces of Siouxland Multicultural Fair. Long Lines Center 12:00pm - 4:00pm