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Webinar - Sex Trafficking in Schools

Date: June 24, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Location: Online


Course Description: The sex trafficking of minors has become one of our nation’s top concerns in the last few years. An increase in legislative efforts, community awareness campaigns, the creation of task forces, and providing funding for victim services has been paramount in addressing this issue, yet missing children, who are believed to have run away of their own free will, with no solid evidence of coercion, luring, or forceful removal from their homes, or last known location, ultimately become lost among the close to 450,000 children reported in the NCIC. Along with a discussion about how our students are being lured, what their missing categories are, and how social media is playing a role in all of this, we will also take a closer look at CA’s Education Code that requires schools to be providing human trafficking education in both middle school and high school.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the significance and gravity of missing children incidents that may be tied to the sex trafficking of our students.

  • Recognize the ways our students are being lured online and the indicators that they are potentially a victim of sex trafficking.

  • Summarize CA’s Education Code that requires schools to address human trafficking and, not only, how that is currently being addressed but also how we might be able to serve more of our students in this State.


Jenni Thompson is the Director of Legislation and Education for the Polly Klaas Foundation. She started her career in the missing child field after working with Petaluma's community to help find Polly. She joined the PKF shortly after Polly’s recovery, volunteering on the hotline, and was eventually hired on as the Hotline Director. After Jenni helped PKF play a vital role in writing and passing the Amber Alert legislation both in CA and in Congress, Jenni went on to work for the National Amber Alert T&TA Program. She followed that by joining the FBI as an Intelligence Analyst working on the Child Exploitation Task Force for the Washington DC Field Office. Jenni returned to the PKF in 2015 and calls that home.

Additional Information:

A link to join the webinar will be sent after you register.


For additional information please contact Parasto Tabrizi at

Produced by the Child Abduction Training Project  of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) in partnership with the California Child Abduction Task Force with funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), made possible through the United States Department of Justice, Victim of Crime Act. 

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