United Against Human Trafficking
From Surviving to Thriving
Russell Wilson - OVC TTAC Consultant, Benjamin Gilman Int’l Scholar, UC Berkeley IIS Junior Scholar, Ronald E. McNair Scholar, UCLA Law Fellow
Russell has worked with the National Human Trafficking Training and Assistance Center as a Human Trafficking Leadership Academy Fellow (HTLA). As an HTLA Fellow, Russell worked with a team of anti-trafficking experts from across disciplines to formalize the federal definition of what it means to be “Survivor-Informed” for federally funded programs. Russell has spent extensive time living and traveling throughout South and Southeast Asia. The time he has spent in this region of the world has given him a deep understanding of these cultures as well as knowledge of the systemic mechanisms of human trafficking in these countries. It is through these experiences Russell brings authenticity and passion to his research and his life.
Elisabeth Netjes - Family Concern Counseling
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Elisabeth Netjes is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. After over 20 years of working in ministry and missions, she became a therapist and now specializes in working with those who have experienced various forms of abuse and trauma, particularly from high control situations. She loves watching clients learn to heal, form healthy relationships, develop boundaries, and take control of their lives in order to flourish and thrive. Elisabeth loves traveling the world, reading, writing, and using humor to assist others in normalizing and facing difficult things.
Jeff Laugero - Stanislaus County District Attorney
Raised in Escalon, Jeff has been connected to Stanislaus County since the 1970s. As a prosecutor, Jeff has held assignments as the Rural Crimes Prosecutor, Major Narcotic Vendor Prosecutor, and as a Gang and Homicide Prosecutor. For more than ten years, Jeff has served as a consultant for the Drug Endangered Children Training and Advocacy Center, providing training throughout the state focused on protecting children from drug environments. Prior to his election as District Attorney, Jeff served over 13 years as a council member for the City of Escalon. As District Attorney, Jeff will continue his unwavering commitment and dedication to public safety and public service. Jeff has proven his adherence to the high ethical standard required of prosecuters and will lead the office by example. He has demonstrated his willingness to work with a wide variety of stakeholders to find creative and lasting solutions to criminal justice challenges. As your District Attorney, Jeff will work every day to meet community expectations and contribute to a strong and safe community for all.
Tommy Panyanouvong - Behavioral Health Wellness Center
The Behavioral Health Wellness Center (BHWC) is a safe, confidential, and supportive environment for those experiencing life struggles and challenges such as: mental health, substance use, employment, and housing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this event cost money to attend?
No! This is a free event. Registration is required in order for us to plan accordingly.
Is there parking available/accessible?
As is typical with events downtown, parking may be found in parking garages, side streets, etc. Unfortunately, we cannot validate parking for the garages.
Is this event open to the public?
Yes! This is a great event for families, co-workers, community members, law enforcement, educators, healthcare workers, and more! Whether you’re already familiar with the issue of Human Trafficking or this is a brand new topic for you, this event is for you!
Will this event be recorded or live-streamed?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the topic & our streaming capabilities, this event will not be recorded or available via livestream.