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2023 Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force (UTIP) Conference

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2023 Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force (UTIP) Conference

DATE: Thursday, January 26 2023
TIME: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm MST
LOCATION: College of Law and Virtual Event
COST: Free and open to the public.

The Annual Utah Trafficking in Persons (UTIP) Conference, in cooperation with the Utah Attorney General’s Office, the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, the Asian Association of Utah, and the Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force, will be held January 26, 2023 from 9:00am – 4:30pm. This hybrid event is designed to educate, inform, and strengthen collaborative anti-trafficking efforts.

A confirmation email will be emailed immediately after registering for the conference. Please note that specific attendance information, including instructions for attending in-person and the Zoom links for virtual attendees will be emailed to all registered attendees a week prior to the conference.


8:00 – 8:45 am – Registration

9:00 am – Opening Remarks
Introduction of the Human Trafficking Awareness Toolkit

9:30 – 11:00 am – Keynote Presentation: Talking to the Trauma Brain in Human Trafficking Survivors- Marlesse Jones, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor, Utah Prosecution Council

11:00 – 11:15 am – Break

11:15 – 12:30 pm – Breakout Sessions

1. Human Trafficking 101
2. Human Trafficking Case Study: Juvenile Sex Trafficking
3. How the US Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division Investigates: “On the Ground” Every Day
4. Runaway and Homeless Housing Options & Resources for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break (on your own – see restaurant suggestions)

1:30 – 2:45 pm – Breakout Sessions

1. Best Practices Working with People with Disabilities
2. Behaviors of Sexual Predators: Grooming, Sextortion & Emerging Technology
3. Human Trafficking Case Study: Labor Trafficking- Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Countering Human Trafficking
4. Understanding the Intersection of Finances & Human Trafficking

2:45 – 3:00 pm – Break

3:00 – 4:15 pm – Plenary Panel – Myths, Misconceptions and Realities of Human Trafficking

4:15 – 4:30 pm – Closing Remarks – Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes


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