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Human Trafficking Forum

Human Trafficking Forum





Women of Worship Ministry (WOW) at Trinity Christian Center and Princesses and Ladies Inc. have joined for an important panel discussion on human trafficking.

We have a panel of experts in the field who will discuss human trafficking issues and how you can help.

Parents, All Concerned Adults, Middle School Aged Children and Older are asked to join us.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 7:00pm-8:30pm

Trinity Christian Center 2600 Lewis Avenue, Zion, IL 60099




Let us know if you plan on attending by clicking on link: Human Trafficking Forum 

The Panel

Officer Jon Meyers

Officer Jon Meyers is a 13-year veteran of the Zion Police Department. He has been the department’s canine handler for the past 8-years. Officer Meyers and his dog, Deutsch, are currently assigned to the Patrol Division Second Shift. Officer Meyers is a graduate of Mankato State University and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement. Officer Meyers is married and he and his wife have a 6-year old daughter.

Detective Timothy Hackbarth

Detective Timothy Hackbarth has been with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for a little over 18 years, with the last 5 being in the Detective Bureau. The last 4 of those years has been assigned to the sensitive crimes division. In sensitive crimes he investigates sexual assaults, neglect, abuse, and all other forms of terrible things that happen to children. As a part of this he was also allowed to become part of the Racine-Kenosha Human Trafficking task force which he has done for almost the whole 5 years he has been in the bureau.

Rebecca Rodriguez

Rebecca Rodriguez been a registered nurse since 2005, and a Forensic Nurse since 2009. She began the coordinator of the Forensic Nursing program in 2014. She obtained her certification as a Sexual Assault Nurse examiner for adults/adolescents in 2014. She has cared for over 650 patients in her career that have been affected by sexual violence.  She is an active member of Journey Church in Kenosha, and on the education steering committee for JRNY hope since 2014.

Rebecca is the chair of the Kenosha CCR (Coordinated Community Response Team), past co-chair for the SART (Sexual Assault Response Team), and a member of the Kenosha Coalition against Human trafficking team. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nursing, and the Wisconsin chapter of Forensic nursing.  She is a student studying to obtain her family nurse practitioner degree, and has a goal of creating a clinic where victims of human trafficking can obtain holistic care for their physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. She is married, and a mother of six children. In her spare time she loves being the Journey Youth Camp nurse.

Marian Hatcher

Marian Hatcher has been with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) for 14 years where she is the Senior Project Manager for the Office of Public Policy and the Human Trafficking Coordinator. She coordinates several of CCSO’s anti-trafficking efforts such as the “National Johns Suppression Initiative,” a nationwide effort with over 100 arresting agencies with more than 200 total partners targeting the buyers of sex as the driving force of sex trafficking and prostitution. 

Ms. Hatcher is a national expert on combating the demand, sitting on numerous boards and facilitating trainings on trafficking and prostitution for various law enforcement groups including the F.B.I. and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She has traveled the country speaking at various events and conferences, shedding light on the prevalent issue of trafficking and telling her own story as a survivor of sex trafficking and domestic violence. 

Over the past 14 years she has been featured in the OprahWinfrey Network Documentary: Prostitution Leaving the Life, Midwest Emmy winning INK 180 Documentary, Shared Hope International Gang Trap Series, Nick Kristoffs – A Path Appears and most recently I AM JANE DOE.

She is a recipient of numerous awards including the 2014 Shared Hope International Path Breaker Award, presented to individuals who have dedicated themselves to tackling the demand that drives domestic minor sex trafficking. Most recently, Ms. Hatcher was awarded the 2016 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service from President Obama.

Ms. Hatcher received her BS from Loyola University in 1985 concentrating on Finance. Her previous experiences include working at three major corporations. On August 2015, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity, Ambassador- At-Large and Chaplaincy from CICA International University & Seminary, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, (ECOSOC).

Kara Doan

Kara Doan is a former middle school educator who spent the majority of her teaching career working with youth from the South Side of Chicago. While there, Kara learned about the unique vulnerabilities of children being raise in an impoverished, under-educated, and under-served community. In 2014, after attending a summit on human trafficking, Kara began researching sex trafficking statistics within her own region. Realizing that the very students that she had been pouring her life into were the same ages of those targeted by traffickers, she decided to do more.

Kara co-founded an organization to provide emergency services to individuals coming out of trafficking situations. In the fall of 2017, Kara joined Selah Freedom as an Outreach Coordinator. Since joining Selah Freedom, Kara has worked with various community partners to provide care for survivors coming out of sex trafficking.

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