2018 Savannah Traffick Jam

Raising Awareness, Igniting Change to End Human Trafficking
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Savannah State University Student Union Ballroom

​                                     Schedule of Events

 7:00AM - 9:00AM - Registration (Program will begin at 8:00AM).


 8:00AM - 8:35AM

 JROTC-Alfred Ely Beach HS

 SSU Welcome 

 Event Welcome by SIDC Chair

Introduction to Human Trafficking Video                                  


 Pre-Trafficking Risk Factors and Prevention Services (Pre Human Trafficking Phase) 


 Keynote Speaker: Chris Carr State Attorney General (Pending)

 Topic: At Risk Populations and Human Trafficking

 9:20AM - 10:05AM: (Social Services Panel)

 Topic: Preventive Services for at risk populations

Panel Members:

Joshua Rine-Union Mission

Kesha Gibson-Carter-Rape Crises Center

Julie Wade-Park Place Outreach

Lisa Wiggins-Gateway Behavioral Health Services

Doretha Rice-Safe Shelter


Speaker: Katie Samuels  - Georgia Cares

Topic: Identifying Child Victims of Human Trafficking through the screening tool


Speaker: Office of Violent Crime (Pending)

Topic: Gang Activity and the link to Human Trafficking


Speaker: Office of Violent Crime (Pending)

Topic: Tourism and the link to Human Trafficking


Section Wrap Up by the SIDC: Emra Smith

12:00PM-1:00PM: Lunch

 Living and Escaping Human Trafficking (During Human Trafficking Phase)


Keynote Speaker: Michelle Anderson - Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)

Topic: Reality of Human Trafficking

1:50PM-2:50PM (Prosecution Panel)

Topic: Prosecution and Beyond

Panel Members:

Anthony Miranda-ICE - Investigation

Nancy Uveges-FBI-Investigation & Victim Witness

Gregg Gilluly & Tania Groover-US Attorney Office-Prosecution

Diane McLeod-Chatham County District Attorney Office-How victims are included

2:30PM-3:00PM (Break)

Rehabilitation of Victims (Post Human Trafficking Phase)


Speakers: Mary Frances Bowley-Wellspring Living & Darcelle Burandt-House of Hope

Topic: Rehabilitation and Recovery of Victims

3:55PM-4:20PM (Survivor Presentation)

Speaker: Fresh Start Healing Heart


Speakers: Dr. Jonathan Grubb-Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking (SWAHT)  & Gena Taylor-Coastal Georgia Sex Trafficking Task Force

Topic: Getting Involved: What you can do

4:50PM-5:00 (Closing Remarks by SIDC)

The Event will feature: Youth Workshop, Law Enforcement Workshop (Howard Jordan Auditorium) and Resource Fair.  The event is free and open to the public.