Commonwealth of Virginia 2013 Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking

Summit Description

Summit Description: The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, in partnership with other state agencies, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Commonwealth of Virginia 2013 Governor's Summit on Human Trafficking.

In recent years, there have been increased efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking at both the national and state level. In 2011 and 2012, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation directing the Department of Criminal Justice Services, the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Social Services, and the Department of Education to take specific steps to address and raise awareness of human trafficking. The state agencies working on this topic are striving to coordinate efforts, enhance training opportunities, and provide accurate and current information.

In order to share a unified message about human trafficking, including ways to combat it and to assist victims, this one and a half-day Summit will bring together federal, state, and local agencies and stakeholders. The ultimate goal of the Summit is to promote a coordinated response to human trafficking in Virginia.

Objectives of the Summit include:

  • To provide a clear understanding of what human trafficking is, and how to identify victims of human trafficking;
  • To provide an understanding of the complexity of needs that victims of human trafficking may have;
  • To enhance the response to trafficking victims in Virginia;
  • To promote the identification and investigation of human trafficking cases (State vs. Federal jurisdiction);
  • To provide knowledge of where to find resources for services, training, and information on human trafficking; and
  • To highlight the various efforts underway in Virginia (by state and federal agencies, as well as other groups) to address human trafficking.



Training Dates & Times:

Thursday, October 3, 2013
8:30AM - 5:00PM

Friday, October 4, 2013
8:30AM - 12:00PM


Omni Richmond Hotel
100 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219


Our host hotel is the Omni Richmond Hotel at 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA. Reservations for the event can be made by individual attendees directly with Omni Richmond Hotel by calling reservations at 1-800-THE OMNI 24 hours a day, or call 804-344-7000 Monday-Friday, 8 :00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. You may also reserve a room online at

Reservations are based on availability at the time of your call, so please do not delay in reserving your room. Other lodging accommodations are available within a short distance of the conference facility.

Partial In-Service Credit:

Partial In-Service Credit for law enforcement officers will be available.

Registration & Cost

The cost to attend the Summit is $50 per participant. Participants are responsible for their transportation, lodging, and meal costs.

Pre-registration is required. The deadline for registration is September 13. Payment by credit card is the preferred method of payment.

Light breakfast and break service will be provided both days. A luncheon will be held on the first day of the Summit.

If you need to cancel, your request must be made by September 15, 2013 in order to be considered for a refund. No cancellation requests for refunds will be accepted after this time.

DCJS is not currently accepting applications for this course.

Exhibitors / Vendors:

Memo to Vendors (pdf)

Exhibitor Agreement Form for Vendors (pdf)

DCJS is not currently accepting registrations for this training.

For More Information Contact:

Kassandra Edwards


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