january, 2020

10jan8:00 am5:00 pmBATT human trafficking summit8:00 am - 5:00 pm Rifle Colorado Mountain College auditorium, 3695 Airport Road

Event Details

Battlement to the Bells Anti-Trafficking Task Force (BATT) is holding its second annual Human Trafficking Summit on Friday, Jan. 10.  Last year, the event focused on defining the crime and identifying it in our community as well as identification of victim resources.  This year, the presentations will be focused on education, interruption and prevention of human trafficking. The free event is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rifle CMC campus. located at 3695 Airport Road.

A light lunch and refreshments through the day will be provided. Confirmed presenters include 9th Judicial District DA, Survivor Angela Rae Clark, River Bridge, the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, Avery Research & Consulting, CO Human Trafficking Council and Immigration Attorneys.  For more information or to register, please visit BATT’s website.

BATT is a community fully engaged in ensuring that children and vulnerable people are not exploited. We seek to end human trafficking from Battlement Mesa to the Maroon Bells (and beyond).  We seek to prevent violence, coercion and fraud and the harms that these actions cause.

We are educators, medical providers, law enforcement, social workers, first responders, journalists, lawyers, students, parents, business owners, philanthropists, activists, artists, athletes, retirees, judges, lawmakers and people who care and want to make a difference.


2020 Battlement to the Bells Anti-Human Trafficking Summit

Statistics of Exploitation, Legal Disruption, Demand Reduction & Prevention


8 a.m. – 8:30         Registration


8:30 – 8:45         BATT: From Passion to Alliance.  POP Students, Sierra Aldrich, Beth Klein, Esq. & Angela Roff, Esq.


8:45 – 9:45         An Overview of Research on Demand and Commercial Sexual Exploitation.  Dr. Angie Henderson


9:45 – 10:45      From Problem to Solution: How Reducing Demand Reduces Sex Trafficking.  Megan Lundstrom


10:45- 11 a.m.      Break


11:00 – 11:45   10 Things to Protect Teens from Sexual Abuse Trauma – Meghan Backofen, LCSW


11:45 – 12:45 p.m.       Lunch


Survivor Perspective, Legal Response & State Research


12:45 – 1:30      Survivor Perspective: Education, Interruption and Prevention.  Angela Rae Clark


1:30 – 2:15         Human Trafficking – Prosecution Perspective.  Jefferson J. Cheney, Esq.


2:15 – 3        Trafficking in the Region: Who is Affected and How can we Respond?  Jennifer Smith, Esq. &

Jocelyn Jenks, Esq.


3 – 3:15             Break


3:15 – 4:15         Council Perspective:  From Developing Standards to Gathering Efficacy Data.  María Trujillo, MA


4:15 – 4:45         The Colorado Project 2.0: Nonprofit-led Community Based Participatory Research.  Kara Napolitano


4:45 – 5              Create the Future and Close the Session


5 p.m.                Adjourn


(Friday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Rifle Colorado Mountain College auditorium

3695 Airport Road