On May 23, 2017, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority in collaboration with the DePaul College of Law will be hosting a free Lunch and Learn event on the topic of Human Trafficking in Chicago. National experts will present a lecture focused on “Resolving the Data Wars on Human Trafficking” and lead a discussion on ways to shed light on the hidden and clandestine crime of human trafficking. Feel free to bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee will be provided through a donation from the law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
Dr. Megan Alderden, Director of Research at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s Research & Analysis Unit, will be serving on a panel to discuss prevention techniques aimed at reducing the opportunities for recruitment of vulnerable individuals in the community to ideologically inspired targeted violence at the College of Dupage’s Homeland Security Training Institute’s “Countering Violent Extremism” symposium. Dr. Alderden will share information and insights from ICJIA’s Targeted Violence Prevention Program work in Illinois. Dr. Alderden will be joined by Dr. Jennifer Hesterman (Colonel, USAF, retired) who is an expert on the terror-crime nexus, and Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, CEO of Valens Global, a private company that consults on counterterrorism. The event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. Attendees may participate in person or via a live online webcast.
Multidisciplinary teams are invited to a conference on innovative approaches to serious crime and high levels of gun violence Nov. 4-5, 2015, in Peoria.