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Overview of Labor Trafficking
January 19, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Overview of Labor Trafficking
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines labor trafficking as: “The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.”
The extent of labor trafficking in the state of Georgia is still unknown due to complexities of the crime and misidentification with other forms of abuse. The diverse geographic landscape in the state of Georgia is one of the contributing factors to increased prevalence of labor trafficking.
Please join us for an Overview of Labor Trafficking Training on January 19th from 2-3 pm EST.. During this training, participants will learn how to identify labor trafficking cases, relevant laws that address labor trafficking and labor exploitation, and hear about labor trafficking case examples.
Panelist include Sir Streeter, Georgia Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking Coordinator with Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and Maja Hasic, Human Trafficking Program Director with Tapestri.
Sir Streeter currently serves as the Coordinator for the Georgia Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking. The Coalition is the first statewide law enforcement-based task force addressing all forms of human trafficking; domestic minor sex trafficking, adult sex trafficking and labor trafficking. In addition to his duties as the Coordinator of the Coalition, Sir has now taken on the duties of coordinating the newly formed Howard G. Buffet Foundation Agricultural Labor Trafficking Task Force. This task force addresses agricultural labor trafficking which exists within the middle and southern portions of the state of Georgia. Prior to Sir’s role as Coordinator, he worked for 30 years with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service. During his time with HSI, Sir served in the roles of Chief of the HSI Training Division at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Assistant Special Agent in Charge HSI California Central Valley, Section Chief of Basic Training and as the HSI Group Supervisor of the Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling Group in Atlanta Georgia. Sir has worked as a Special Agent and supervisor over several projects involving anti-trafficking efforts to include standing up the Atlanta Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team or ACTeam which included the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Department of Labor (DOL). Sir is a native of New York City, but has made his home in Georgia for over 25 years.
Maja Hasic serves as the Anti-Human Trafficking Program Director with Tapestri Inc., a non-profit social service agency that works with survivors of violence from the immigrant and refugee community. Ms. Hasic designs and provides trainings and outreach to mainstream service providers, law enforcement, and community organizations on human trafficking on a local, state-wide, and national basis. Currently, Ms. Hasic works to establish collaborative relationships with other nonprofit organizations and law
enforcement around the issue of human trafficking. Ms. Hasic holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Georgia State University