Sat, Aug 19|
Beach Park Middle School
Human Trafficking continues to be serious crime and violation against human beings. Attend Project Prevention to learn more about human trafficking; how to recognize, prevent, protect and report. This is a FREE event for the community. For girls and boys 10 years and older and adults Invite others
Time & Location
Aug 19, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM CDT
Beach Park Middle School, 40667 Green Bay Rd, Beach Park, IL 60099, USA
About the Event
Project Prevention focuses on providing education on human trafficking, to help combat it and eventually eradicate it.
For girls and boys 10 years and older and adults.
Elisa Muñoz is the Human Trafficking Victim Witness Coordinator with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Unit. Elisa provides trauma informed court-based support, advocacy, and case management to victims of human trafficking throughout the legal process. As a member of the Core Team of the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force and its subcommittees, Elisa connects victims to trusted service providers who are equipped to address the needs of human trafficking survivors. The taskforce is a collaborative effort between law enforcement and social service providers to combat human trafficking in Cook County. Understanding the public’s crucial role in recognizing and preventing trafficking, Elisa conducts community-based presentations to facilitate continued dialogue about the realities of exploitation. Elisa has been in the anti-human trafficking field for over 3 years, having previously provided direct services to survivors in the Chicagoland area as Drop In Center Coordinator and Anti-Trafficking Specialist with the Salvation Army STOP-IT Program. Her passion for serving survivors of gender-based violence began while earning her Bachelor of Social Work degree at Illinois State University, where she went on to work with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. She is endlessly motivated by the resilience of every individual she has had the
privilege of serving along the way.
Mel Brostowitz is a non-profit leader and violence prevention advocate. Her expertise lies in fund development, grant writing, trauma-informed care, and human trafficking awareness and prevention. Her daughter, Yara (age 11) will be joining her in co-facilitating a session about human trafficking in Wisconsin which will include resources for students and their parents about consent, healthy friendships, and open communication.