Crittenton’s CEO to Speak at 3rd Annual Governor’s Conference on Combating Human Trafficking in Maryland

Crittenton’s CEO to Speak at 3rd Annual Governor’s Conference on Combating Human Trafficking in Maryland



Crittenton Services for Children and Families

Martha Jasso, Director of Communications

(714) 680-6008

Catonsville, Md. – Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) is proud to announce that Chief Executive Officer, Joyce Capelle, has been invited to participate as a panelist at the Third Annual Governor’s Conference on Combating Human Trafficking in Maryland hosted by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) on May 19, 2014.

WebAd-HumanTrafficking“We are happy to know that Governor Martin O’ Malley’s administration has given priority to the issue of human trafficking in state of Maryland,” said Martha Jasso, Director of Communications, CSCF, “Crittenton is always open to sharing our philosophy on trauma-informed care and our best practices to local, national, and international organizations directly dealing with the well-being of children and families in crisis. We can only hope that what we share at this year’s conference brings valuable information to those on the frontline combating human trafficking in their backyards.”

The event is in partnership with the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, the U.S. Attorney’s General Office – District of Maryland, Turnaround, Inc., Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the Araminta Freedom Initiative.  The conference will provide attendees with progressive approaches to supporting survivors of human trafficking and prosecuting the traffickers.

State and national experts will present on specialized topics that include:

  • First Responder and Victim Interactions
  • Gang Involvement in Human Trafficking
  • Advanced Treatment and Services
  • Law Enforcement Response
  • Working with Male and Transgender Survivors

Joyce Capelle, Crittenton’s CEO, will present on the topic of Multi-Disciplinary Nationwide Human Trafficking Treatment models alongside with Rebbecca Epstein, Executive Director, for Georgetown University Law School’s Center on Poverty and Inequality; Michelle Guymon, Director, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Project, Los Angeles County Probation Department; and Eliza Reock, Director of Programs, Shared Hope International.

This group of panelists will share information on how several communities they represent are fighting sex trafficking. They will also discuss multifaceted approaches and interagency cooperation that these jurisdictions have been able to implement to effectively address housing, treatment, and mental health services to improve their overall approach to victims.

This annual conference is free of cost and allows up to six continuing education units (CEUs) for full attendance of the conference. Resources and information from last year’s conference can be viewed at the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.


Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) is a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; strengthen families; and help troubled adolescents reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966 Crittenton has a highly trained workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week providing comprehensive counseling, medical, and other support services to the clients in our care. We provide a full array of residential, in-home, community based, wraparound, mental health, foster care, and adoption services with a service planning area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties.

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Topics: Non-Profit, Social Services, Community Based Services, Residential Treatment Services, Youth Shelter Services, Human Trafficking, Commercial Sexually Exploited Children, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victim Services, Commercial Sexually Exploited Children Treatment Program, Modern Day Slavery

Geography: Orange County, Calif., Fullerton, Calif., Cantonsville, Md.