For the 2021 Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Virtual Conference, multidisciplinary experts working in Georgia, across the United States, and internationally come together in the form of a keynote and three panels to discuss how they combat child sexual abuse and trafficking. This virtual conference was held via Zoom from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on Friday, April 16th. This conference was approved for 5 general CLE hours in the state of Georgia. Although registration was free, attendees seeking CLE hours paid associated costs to the state bar.

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Friday, April 16th
8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

Marlan Wilbanks, Wilbanks & Gouinlock
Emma Hetherington, University of Georgia School of Law
Peter B. Rutledge, University of Georgia Law School

Online, Zoom

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Georgia's Response to the Commercial and Sexual Exploitation of Children: Building a National Model

Erica Mortonson, Human Trafficking Unit Supervisor, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Amy Boney, Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia's CSEC Response Team
Naeshia McDowell, Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia's CSEC Response Team
Roxanne Formey, Chatham County Juvenile and H.O.P.E. Court
Debbie Garner, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit

Online, Zoom

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:30 AM

How Georgia is Working to End International Child Sex Trafficking

Camila Zolfaghari, Georgia, Street Grace
David Okech, University of Georgia School of Social Work
Claire Bolton, African Programming & Research Initiative to End Slavery (APRIES)
Adrian J. Fisher, Judiciary of the Republic of Sierra Leone

Online, Zoom

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM