Making Progress: Engaging in Partnerships for Prevention

Second Annual Conference of the Rhode Island Human Trafficking Taskforce

Monday, June 24, 2019

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Crowne Plaza
801 Greenwich Ave.
Warwick, RI 02886


Please join us for Making Progress: Engaging in Partnerships for Prevention, an all-day conference for law enforcement, victim service professionals, clinical therapists, service providers, and community leaders hosted by the Rhode Island Human Trafficking Taskforce. Attendees will learn about trauma-informed, survivor-focused, and multi-disciplinary approaches to investigating, treating, and supporting victims of human trafficking.  The conference, being held at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, will feature the voices of victims and highlight best practices in responding to youth and adult victims of sex and labor trafficking.


4 Conference Tracks Available:

Introduction Track  (Click for session descriptions)

Clinical Track  (Click for session descriptions)

Advocacy Track  (Click for session descriptions)

Law Enforcement Track  (Click for session descriptions)




As a survivor of sex trafficking and drug addiction, Jasmine is a dynamic Keynote speaker, panel participant and facilitator for trainings, workshops and groups. She has spoken on panels at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in New Hampshire, and at two side panels for members of the United Nations in New York. In addition, Jasmine consults with healthcare professionals, law enforcement, educators, and nonprofit organizations. She advises on issues such as safe homes, program growth, curriculum development, survivor support, and peer mentorship. Lastly, she is a member of the National Survivor Network (NSN), Founder and Director of Bags of Hope Ministries, and Author of The Diary of Jasmine Grace. Trafficked. Recovered. Redeemed.

Your $95 registration fee includes lunch, refreshments and access to all sessions. CEUs are also available for only $10 more!


Conference Schedule:

  • 8:30 - Check-in, Breakfast
  • 9:00 - Welcome Remarks
  • 9:15 - Keynote
  • 10:30 - Session 1
  • 12:00 - Lunch
  • 1:00 - Session 2
  • 2:45 - Session 3
  • 4:15 - 5:30 - Networking


Rhode Island Human Trafficking Taskforce:

Human Trafficking is a growing problem in Rhode Island and New England. It is, in a sense, a form of modern-day slavery involving the sexual abuse and exploitation of victims for financial gain.  In response, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have partnered with Day One, the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), the Aubin Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office (RIAG), the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), and other social service organizations in an effort to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to the problem. 

This conference was developed by the Human Trafficking Education Subcommittee consisting of Homeland Security Investigations, Providence Police, Cranston Police, St. Mary's Home for Children, Gateway Healthcare, Sojourner House, Dorcas International Institute, Smithfield Police, and Day One.