2023 The Truth About Trafficking Panel Discussion

In honor of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Refuge for Women Chicago hosted “The Truth About Trafficking” event on January 18, 2023 at Willow Creek Huntley.

Local community leaders united for a critical panel discussion on the issues surrounding trafficking and exploitation. More than 100 people came out to learn more.

Watch the full event

Thank You to our panelists

Victoria Bounds

Graduate and Residential Shift Leader, Refuge for Women Chicago

Jerilyn Damiani

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse, Advocate Sherman Hospital

Nina Downs

Program Director, Refuge for Women Chicago

Meredith Hodge

Executive Director, Refuge for Women Chicago (Moderator)

Linda Hooten

Deputy Chief, Huntley Police Department

Siobhan Johnson

Special Agent, FBI Chicago

Patrick Kenneally

McHenry County State’s Attorney

Brittany Orseno

Survivor and Awareness Director, New Name

James Popovits

Chief of Administration, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office

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