Is your heart broken for the issue of sex trafficking and you wonder how you can RESPOND?
Join nationally recognized experts to learn how you can strategically RESPOND to the sexual exploitation of our children.
Courage Worldwide and William Jessup University host “The Response”—A Global Sex Trafficking Summit. This summit is geared toward professionals who work with or desire to work with victims of sex trafficking. At this summit, various industries will report on their response to this global crime. In addition, education will be provided on the trauma caused by sex trafficking by leading mental health professionals. Presentations will be given on programs, therapies, and best practices for victim rescue and restoration. There will be also be workshops on policy and legislation, the arts and media, health care, technology and industry response. A faith-based track will be offered as well.
Nationally-recognized experts—from law enforcement to medical and mental health professionals, social workers, lawmakers and community leaders—will serve as speakers and panelists, sharing their personal and professional response.
Key individuals and organizations in the fight against sex trafficking will be brought to the Sacramento, California region to educate, equip and empower you to make a tangible difference in the lives of voiceless victims.
- Courage House Prototype
- Law Enforcement
- Mental Health
- Residential Care Facility Development
- Policy and Legislative Initiatives
- Health and Human Services
- Advertising & Marketing
- The Arts: Film, Music and Writing
- Business Leaders
- Faith-Based Community
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William Jessup University in Rocklin, California with a separate Sacramento location for Law Enforcement/Prosecutor Training.
Friday, February 22nd
6:00pm – Registration
6:30pm – Doors open
6:50pm – Sex and Money movie trailer
7:00pm – Start time
Saturday, February 23rd
8:00 – EXPOs and networking
8:30am – Start time
Summit prices *Concert Included
$139 | The RESPONSE conference (Response Ticket Includes: Law Enforcement and First Responder Training, Church leaders forum and Jars of Clay Concert!)
$59 | Student
$29 | Church leaders forum only (includes continental breakfast)
$39 | Law Enforcement and First Responder Training Only
$11 | Law Enforcement and First Responder box lunch
Concert Only pricesSaturday Feb 23, 7pm
$15 | $10 student rate (VIP Concert Tickets Available)
The VIP includes Meet and Greet with Jars of Clay at 6:30PM, A Signed “Come Back Home” CD, and VIP seating for concert
The Response Line-up
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Anne Darr received her Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University and two Master of Arts degrees in Forensic Psychology and Counseling from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Learn more…
Communications Director Courage Worldwide
Melissa Herrmann has a passion for children-at-risk and social justice. She graduated from Vanguard University with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology. Learn more…
Lyndsey Kacalek is the Director of Fashion Design for 3Strands, a unique fashion brand to fight against sex trafficking around the world by supporting common goal organizations. Learn more…
Th.D, Ph.D, Ed.D, LPC Program Director/Associate Professor School of Psychology & Counseling.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Jessica Kristie is an award winning author, a writer, and a lover of poetry. She is an advocate for art, an activist against human trafficking, and a soulful contributor to the strengthening of our creative communities. Learn more…
First Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Kathryn Kurtz received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1999. Learn more…
Jake Larson currently serves as a Pastor at XXXchurch combatting the issues related to pornography abuse and addiction. Learn more…
Laura J. Lederer received her B.A. magna cum laude in comparative religions from the University of Michigan. After 10 years in philanthropy as director of community concerns at a private foundation, she continued her education at the University of San Francisco Law School and DePaul College of Law and received her juris doctorate in June 1994. Learn more…
Nevada Attorney General.
Moved to be a voice for those who have none, Stephanie wrote the powerful song Believe in Me and then gathered award winning local bands with the same heart to write and donate songs to benefit Courage House. Learn more…
Courage House Hawaii Volunteer Development Director
RN, BSN, MSN, APRN- RX, FNP-BC
Kelli graduated with her bachelorette and master’s degree in Social Work at CSUS; California State University of Sacramento. Kelli is a California Board of Behavioral Sciences registrant, soon to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Learn more…
Ken Petersen is the Founder and CEO of 3Strands, a unique fashion brand to fight against sex trafficking around the world by supporting common goal organizations. Learn more…
Morgan Perry is the Executive Producer/Producer of the documentaries Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth (released in 2011) and The Family Film (currently in production). Learn more…
Daphne Phung started California Against Slavery in the Fall of 2009 with the vision that stopping this human rights abuse is the duty of every person. Learn more…
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Mike Rayfield is a 24 year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Learn more…
President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.
Retired Chief of Police for Truckee, California and Anti-Human Trafficking Strategist for Humanity United.
Mrs. Deborah Sigmund is the Founder and Director of Innocents at Risk, a non-profit, founded in April 2005, to help stop the trafficking of women and children. Learn more…
Jan Scully has spent her entire life living in Sacramento. She attended Loretto High School, graduated from CSU Sacramento and attended Lincoln Law School while working full-time for the State of California. Learn more…
Linda Smith is a leader in the global movement to end sex trafficking of women and children around the world and in the United States. Learn more…
Founder & Director of The GRACE Network.
Ms. Steffen joined IJM in June 2009 as an Aftercare Fellow in Mumbai, India where she aided in the design and implementation of Aftercare programs for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. Learn more…
Dr. Gil Stieglitz is an author, speaker, catalyst, pastor, professor and leadership consultant.
Mr. Taber has been with American River Bank since 1985 serving in various executive roles currently as Chief Executive Officer. Learn more…
Founder and CEO of Courage Worldwide
Laurie Wirgler is founder and CEO of Laugh Brand, a designer children’s apparel company giving 30% of its profits to fight child trafficking. Learn more…
Founder of Freedom Bound Communications.
healing and hope to those with a sexual past and the former director of the Sexual Health Education for faith-based Alternatives Pregnancy Center in Sacramento, California. Learn more…
William Jessup University in Rocklin and separate Sacramento location for Law Enforcement Tract.
Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 6:30pm
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at 9:30pm