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The Fight against Children Sex Trafficking (Haruv USA and OU School of Social Work)

Lecture 3 in a series of 3 sessions on the occasion the Child Abuse Prevention Month in partnership with the School of Social Work at OU-Norman

April 15th, 12:00 – 13:30 pm

By Doris L. Fransein, retired Oklahoma District judge for Tulsa County and former Chief Judge of the Juvenile Division, and Bambi Ortiz, CEO/Founder “Angel Against Trafficking Foundation”

Lecture description: In the first part of the session former Judge Fransein will present a general overview about children and youth sex trafficking in the USA. Judge Fransein will share here experience as the Oklahoma district judge for Tulsa County with dealing with cases of sex trafficking, from both legal and social perspective. In the second part of the session Bambi Ortiz will share a short version of her experience as a child being sex trafficked and the ways she is helping assist other survivors today in the  local community.

Short bios:

Doris L. Fransein is a retired Oklahoma District Judge of Tulsa County. She was the Chief Judge of the Juvenile Division from 2005 to 2018. Judge Fransein received a B.A. from Drury College and a J.D. from the University of Tulsa. Judge Fransein also worked as an adjunct professor of juvenile law at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Judge Fransein has received over the years many awards for her contribution for the fight against child maltreatment, including: Alma Wilson Award, Oklahoma Bar Association; “I Care” Award; The Child Partner Award; Judge of the Year, Oklahoma Gang Investigator; Adoptive Advocate, Oklahoma Department of Human Services; 2010: Judge of the Year, Oklahoma CASA Association.

Bambi Ortiz is a survivor of child sex trafficking and is now an advocate for others who are caught up in sex work and sex trafficking. She is the Founder of Angel Against Trafficking, a 501c3 mobile outreach delivering life-saving resources, love and hope to sex workers in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a published Author and has wrote a book called (That Life)that goes into detail some of the Traumas and hardships that she endured in the 27 years that she was a prisoner to sex Trafficking. Bambi is a demonstration to those in this life that a successful future, change and recovery are possible.

 

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