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Slavery and Human Trafficking Investigations

  • 25 October 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • zoom

Please join us on Wednesday October 25, 2023 at 10am for a Zoom rebroadcasting entitled:

Slavery and Human Trafficking Investigations

Brought to you by Dr. Richard Schoeberl of Hope for Justice.

Hope for Justice is an international non-profit organization working to bring an end to modern slavery and human trafficking.  These are evil crimes, profiting from human misery and taking people’s freedom in humiliating and often barbaric ways.  The four main areas being Sexual Exploitation, Forced Labour, Domestic Servitude and Organ Harvesting.  Shockingly, these crimes still take place all over the world, including Canada.  Join us and learn what to look for and how you can help.

Dr. Richard Schoeberl has over 25 years law enforcement experience, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). He has served in a variety of positions throughout his career, ranging from Supervisory Special Agent at the FBI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., to Unit Chief of the International Terrorism Operations Section at the NCTC’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Before these organizations, he worked as a Special Agent investigating violent crime, human trafficking, international terrorism, and organized crime. He was assigned numerous collateral duties during his FBI tour – including a certified instructor and member of the agency’s SWAT program.

  Dr. Schoeberl currently serves as the U.S. Team Leader for Hope for Justice – a global nonprofit combatting human trafficking. He is also a research professor of Criminology and Homeland Security at the University of Tennessee-Southern. Located on five continents, Hope for Justice works to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society. Schoeberl manages the U.S. program entities to include training, investigative initiatives, and community outreach. He further serves as a specialist consultant to law enforcement teams handling trafficking cases, as well as conducting investigations in coordination with law enforcement agencies. Additionally, he develops and delivers specialized human trafficking training for the U.S. government, law enforcement agencies, healthcare, and financial institutions – to name a few. Schoeberl also serves as a media contributor for Fox News, CNN, PBS, NPR, Al-Jazeera Television, Al Arabiva Television, Al Hurra, and Sky News. He has authored numerous journal articles and serves as a Peer Mentor with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).

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