Miami Dade College’s North Campus to Host Human Trafficking Symposium

MIAMI, Jan. 7, 2020Miami Dade College’s (MDC) renowned School of Justice, Public Safety and Law Studies will host a human trafficking symposium, organized by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) a critical investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Uber, Thursday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m.

This event, developed for security and law enforcement personnel, will delve into various aspects of human trafficking in the United States and the role that Uber drivers can play in identifying potential victims in anticipation of the Super Bowl LIV, to be held in Miami in early February.

Human trafficking is considered a form of modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to push victims into prostitution or involuntary labor. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. It is estimated that human trafficking generates billions of dollars per year, making it the second most profitable form of transnational crime after drug trafficking.

The Department of Homeland Security’s HSI is a vital U.S. government asset in combating criminal organizations illegally exploiting America’s travel, trade, financial and immigration systems. HSI’s workforce includes special agents, analysts, auditors and support staff. Its men and women are assigned to cities throughout the United States and to offices around the world. HSI’s international force is the department’s largest investigative presence abroad providing one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

About MDC’s School of Justice, Public Safety and Law Studies

MDC’s celebrated School of Justice has been training and educating public safety professionals for nearly 42 years, domestically and internationally. More than 80 percent of all public safety professionals in Miami-Dade County have been trained at the School of Justice. The school offers a Bachelor in Applied Science degree in public safety management with seven specialized tracks, associate degrees in criminal justice, college credit certificates in homeland security and crime scene technology, certifications in basic law enforcement, corrections and firefighter, and private security, and specialized executive leadership training and assessment services.

WHAT:                       Human Trafficking Symposium

WHEN:                        Thursday, Jan. 9, 5 – 7 p.m.

WHERE:                     MDC’s North Campus, Bldg. 2, Room 2151, 11380 NW 27th Ave.

For more information, please contact Dr. Raimundo Socorro at