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Dottie Laster on Panel at Human Trafficking Summit

Human Trafficking Summit Hosted by Texas State Representative Todd Hunter, Del Mar College and Victoria College Dottie Laster of Laster Global has been invited to participate in the panel discussion at the Human Trafficking Summit on Thursday, March 29 at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. During the 81st Legislative session, Todd Hunter served as the Chairman of the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence committee. While serving as Chairman of the committee, he was shocked to learn about the human trafficking issue currently present in Texas. It quickly became clear that this is an issue that Texas needs to focus on and strive to shutdown in all its forms. During the 82nd Texas Regular Legislative Session, Rep. Hunter filed and passed House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 68, which was signed on June 17, by Governor Rick Perry. The U.S. State Department estimates that 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked across international borders each year by criminals. It is also estimated that approximately 20 percent of those individuals go through the State of Texas. In fact, …

Dottie Laster Presenting at Conference on Crimes Against Women, March 26-28

Human Trafficking expert, Dottie Laster will be presenting at the Conference on Crimes Against Women being held in Dallas, Texas on March 26-28, 2012. The Conference on Crimes Against Women seeks to bring together all those who may respond to crimes of female victimization and arm them with the most effective, most relevant, and most up-to-date training available to battle this worldwide epidemic.  Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers; federal, state and local prosecutors, and victim advocates will gather in Dallas to participate in workshops and case studies that will address all types of crimes in which women are targeted. How Sexual Predators Find Their Victims Dottie Laster, Jim Tanner Sexual predators groom both the victim and the environment. There is a pattern to grooming which is found across many types of sex crimes. In this session we clarify the structure and process of grooming and demonstrate how it is manifested in many types of offenses. Whether you work assault against adults or children, trafficking, position of trust or acquaintance cases, you will find this session …

Dottie Laster Featured Guest on Hope4 Today with Lynn Kindler Mar 2 at 1:30ET

This show features intimate conversations with interesting and eclectic “ambassadors of hope” from across the world. Tune in each week to hear how empowering hope one day at a time can change the world. Listen LIVE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hope42day Dottie Laster, an “ambassador of hope” to those caught in the trap of human trafficking around the world will appear as the featured guest of host, Lynn Kindler, on Friday, March 2.  Dottie is one of the nation’s noted consultants on human trafficking, working with law enforcement and families alike.  She has been involved in the rescue and re-integration of over 200 victims of trafficking, as well as trained over 5000 law enforcement officers on the intricacies of this worldwide epidemic. Dottie Laster was chosen to be trained and certified by the Department of Justice to conduct training sessions across the United States. She is the Anti-Trafficking Coordinator with the Bernardo Kohler Center, and is an accredited representative recognized by the Bureau of Immigration Appeals under BKC. She is also on the advisory board of the Frederick Douglas Family Foundation. She …

Dottie Laster Speaking at St. Marys University Wednesday, February 28

From a classroom at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, Dottie Laster was inspired by a speaker from the U.S. State Department speaking about the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and made a life-changing career decision. After graduation she embarked on a career that led her to become one of the nation’s leading expert on human trafficking. On Wednesday, February 28th, Dottie Laster will be the one behind the speaker’s podium.  She has been invited to speak at St. Mary’s about the general aspects of human trafficking and participating in kicking off March’s Women’s History Month .  Fielding several requests from universities and colleges across the country, Laster hopes to be the inspiration for others interested in making a difference in combatting one of America’s most embarrassing epidemics, the enslavement and sale of humans. The audience will come away with Dottie’s years of knowledge, research and expertise from working directly with victims of trafficking, and a better understanding of how they can be personally involved in the anti-trafficking movement. Download BROCHURE:  WHM2012-Brochure Download POSTER:   …

The Roth Show Presents: Dr. Scott Bonn and Dottie Laster Discussing The Long Island Serial Killer

Listen LIVE: http://therothshow.com Join Dr. Laurie Roth and Susan Murphy Milano each Wednesday from 7-8ET The Long Island Serial Killer case is gripping the headlines and theories abound nationwide.  Of the ten bodies or sets of remains found along Gilgo Beach since late 2010, the four discovered in December 2010 have been identified as missing prostitutes who all advertised their services on Craigslist. Each had been strangled and their bodies wrapped in burlap bags. According to the medical examiner, all are believed to have been killed in another location and then taken to Long Island where they were buried. Department of Justice-trained human-trafficking consultant Dottie Laster is not so sure that a sexually motivated serial killer is behind the murders. She worries that officials may be misidentifying the handiwork of sex traffickers. Laster, who has trained more than 5,000 police officers on recognizing and combating trafficking, was hired as part of a team to assist the Waterman family in locating their daughter, Megan, whose body was found in the marsh in December. She has since starting working …