Human and Sex Trafficking in the Golden Isles Area

A Two-Day Community Education & Training Event

March 28th & 29th, 2023

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The Golden Isles area Rotary Clubs are very concerned about the increase of Human and Sex Trafficking in our community. It is real; it is here NOW.

Human Trafficking increased 380% in five years!

Sex Trafficking increased 40% in seven years…ALL in Camden, Chatham, Glynn Counties

Three Coastal Counties have been in the Top 10% of sex trafficking indicators six times in six years… Chatham, Glynn, Liberty

We are presenting a two-day event to heighten awareness, educate the community, provide intensive training for professionals and help prevent future trafficking where we live. Speakers from across the state will offer their expertise and offer hands-on, action oriented classes.

You will learn:
What trafficking is and how it operates
How traffickers recruit and control victims
How to recognize the indicators of a trafficking victim
Interacting with victims to best help them
How to access resources for help

This free program is open to all. Everyone in coastal Georgia concerned with trafficking is urged to attend.

Noted Speakers at our Public Event will include:

Susan Norris – Founder of Rescuing Hope, Member of Georgia Human Trafficking Task Force
Dorsey Jones – A survivor

Keith Higgins – Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney

Law Enforcement, First Responders, Fire Department, Medical personnel

Tuesday, March 28 – Locations: Various

      • POST (Police Officer Standards & Training) certified trainers, Susan Norris will offer workplace-based training at various venues throughout the county to equip professionals to recognize victims.
      • Medical training – participants receive CE credits through the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Parents, General public, Child Care Workers/Volunteers

Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 PM
College of Coastal Georgia
Conference Center      

      • “Sex Trafficking is Real and Here in the Golden Isles”
      • Speakers to include Jones, Norris & Higgins
      • Learn! Understand!  Prevent!

Clergy & Non-Profits, Hospitality Workers, Vacation Rental Owners, Real Estate Agents, Employers and others who may encounter victims

Wednesday, March 29
CCGA Conference Center Breakout Rooms
Two-hour sessions starting at 10AM and 1PM

These two-hour action oriented sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for a confidential and informative dialogue for those who – in their professional capacity – may encounter victims, who need to understand safe and caring ways to assist victims.  The afternoon session is open for anyone for additional questions and is a more open forum.  See the schedule on the right for specific topics and times.

While most public sessions do not require registration
we ask that you sign up for the following if you plan to attend to help us manage the rooms

Register for Clergy/Non-Profit Register for Business/Hospitality/Lodging

This event is sponsored with a Rotary District 6920 Grant by

The Rotary Clubs of St. Simons Island, Brunswick, Kings Bay

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Generous assistance for this event has been provided by:


Event Schedule

March 28th

Law Enforcement, First Responders, Investigators
Glynn County Emergency Operations Center – 2 hour sessions

9:00 – Susan Norris

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1:00 – Susan Norris

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Health Care Professionals

SGHS – Brunswick Campus – 3.5 hour sessions

9:00 – Larisa Barnes, Sarah Peterson, Amy Hutsell
1:00 – Larisa Barnes, Sarah Peterson, Amy Hutsell

Public Event
CCGA Conference Center

6:00pm – Susan Norris, Dorcey Jones, Keith Higgins

This session is free and open to the public, registration is not necessary

March 29th

Hands On Training – Action Oriented Training Sessions
CCGA Conference Center – Breakout Rooms – 2 hour sessions

10:00 – Susan Norris – Clergy, Non-profits, Educators

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10:00 – CJCC – Business, Hospitality, Retail, Lodging, Vacation Rentals

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1:00 – Susan Norris/CJCC – “Excuse me, I have a question!”

An open forum for the public

4:30 – Susan Norris – Law Enforcement Training

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