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An Introduction to Human Trafficking - Counter-Trafficking (A Virtual Event)

  • 06/17/2020
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • This is a Virtual Event. The Zoom Link will be sent after registering
  • 36


  • FBI Citizens Academy Graduate
  • Guest

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Name & Title of Speaker

Jeff Tiegs, COO


The Guardian Group

Presentation Description

Overview - This webinar will offer fresh insights about sex trafficking and will help participants better understand the complexities of commercial sex trafficking and how it is evolving and thriving in the United States.

The webinar will begin with a foundational starting point for equipping and enabling participants to join the fight against sex trafficking and the exploitation of the vulnerable.  After this webinar, you will be able to explain sex trafficking and how it thrives in the United States.  You will also learn how this crime intersects with your profession and life and why you are critical if we are to truly make a difference.  you will understand more clearly how sex trafficking impacts victims and why it is so important that we act early.

As we advance in the webinar, we will focus on the characteristics of buyers, sellers, and victims and the indicators of the illicit sex industry.  By understanding the indicators associated with johns, victims, and traffickers, you will better understand the reality of this crime.  You will be empowered to create an environment in which this criminal enterprise cannot flourish.  By learning about this crime, you are making your community hostile to sex trafficking.  You will help increase the risks, so they outweigh the rewards for the exploiters.  If the risks outweigh the rewards, then the incentive to recruit further victims diminishes and recruiting victims is not longer profitable.  The result is a real reduction in the number of victims forced into the sex trade.

Speaker Bio

Jeff Tiegs is a Counter Terriorism and Counter Insurgency Expert with over 25 years of service in US Army Special Operations.  He has commanded units during combat operations around the globe including Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

In addition to combat experience, his non-traditional assignments were influential at the policy and strategy levels of the US Government.

His is taking those hard-earned skills and applying them to combat sex traffickers and the exploitation of women and children.  As the Chief Operating Officer for Guardian Group, his team leads a nationwide network of veterans who partner with law enforcement agencies to put and end to sex trafficking in the United States.  His has a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies form the Naval War College.

Jeff is an accomplished speaker and trainer with recurring teaching opportunities at Harvard, Stanford, and MIT but he really likes to focus on training Law Enforcement and communities that want to join in the fight against sex trafficking.

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