March 25, 2011
San Antonio, TX - The Blue Ribbon Task Force of San Antonio, a Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention organization, held it's annual conference on Friday, March 25.
Senator Carlos Uresti was the main speaker for the event, along with Judge Peter Sakai of Children's Court and Legal Issues and Dr. William Rainford of Our Lady of the Lake University. They, as well as other speakers, addressed the general issue of child abuse in our county.
Human Trafficking was discussed throughout the conference.
Freedom Youth Project was represented by CEO Saul Castellanos; Board Member, Chris Burchell, and Communications Coordinator, Lauren Palmieri.
Chris Burchell, a Freedom Youth Project board member, with 27 years of experience in law enforcement, presented on the work he's done with Human Trafficking in San Antonio and across the nation. Chris spoke on his work in training other law enforcement personnel to recognize human trafficking and the frequency with which it happens in Bexar county alone.
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