Public hearing on human trafficking


Senate Majority Policy Committee

Thursday, January 11, 2024 | 2 p.m.

Union Trust Building, Pittsburgh


2:00 Opening Remarks
        Senator Dan Laughlin, Majority Policy Chair

        Problem: Understanding Human Trafficking and Law Enforcement
        Steve Zappala, District Attorney, Allegheny County – Testimony
        Fred Woodard, Director of Investigations, Asservo Project – Testimony
        Heather Castellino, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Human Trafficking Section – Testimony
        Michele Kelly Walsh, Executive Deputy Attorney, General Criminal Law Division – Testimony

        Policy: Legislation Development
        Attorney Sidney McCoy, Director of Advocacy, Shared Hope International – Testimony
        Kathy Buckley, Director of Victims’ Services, PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency – Testimony

        Prevention: Raising Awareness and Education
        Brad Ortenzi, Eastern USA Regional Director, Zoe International – Testimony
        Kara Templeton, Deputy Secretary for Drivers and Vehicles Services, PENNDOT – Testimony
        John McKown, PA Road Team Member, Truckers Against Trafficking – Testimony

        Recover: Restoration and Survivor Care
        Paul Lukach, Executive Director, Crime Victim Center – Testimony
        Chantee’ Vernille, Phoenix Life Coach, Familylinks – Testimony
        Jordan Pine, Founder and CEO, Greenlight Operation – Testimony

3:50 Closing Remarks
        Senator Dan Laughlin
        Committee Members

Additional Testimonies:

Villanova University – Testimony 1, Testimony 2
Anne Basham, CEO, Ascend Consulting –Testimony
Pennsylvania State Police – Testimony

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