Join IACLEA for a webinar on Human Trafficking.
- Short case review, Redmon.
- What is human trafficking?
- What does trafficking look like on college campuses across the U.S.?
- How are people recruited?
- Who are the traffickers?
- What are some indicators of human trafficking and how do I know if someone has been trafficked?
- What are the specialized needs of victims?
- What to do if someone has been trafficked?
Meet the Presenter:
Sergeant Barbara Robbins has been with the University of Illinois Police Department since 1996. Her current assignment is to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) with the Springfield Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Sgt. Robbins has a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Illinois, and is an instructor/trainer in Cultural Diversity, Violence against Women, club drugs, elder and child abuse, sexual assault investigation, and Verbal Judo. She has made numerous presentations to school officials and school districts on student alcohol and drug use. She is a member of her department’s Sexual Assault Response Team. When Sgt. Robbins focused on student residential life on campus, she provided training programs for students and staff on alcohol, drugs, personal safety, and crime prevention. Sgt. Robbins has been an instructor for the Police Training Institute in Champaign, Illinois since 2004; she instructs several topics including domestic violence, sexual assault, Homeland Security, vehicle stops, elder abuse, and juvenile law.
In 2011 she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and attended Transformation to Leadership training in O’Fallon, Illinois.
In May of 2012, as a spin-off from the Transformation to Leadership training, Sgt. Robbins attended the first National Law Enforcement Supervisor Training on Violence against Women in Philadelphia, PA funded by the Office on Violence against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (Grant 2011-TA-AX-K003). The class explored current approaches for responding to and investigating crimes of violence against women. The training provided methods on supervisors becoming involved in mentoring, training and developing leadership skills in patrol officers.
In June of 2015 Sgt. Robbins was a faculty member for the IACP National Law Enforcement Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women tailored specifically for the realities of these crimes on campuses. The training was at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Sgt. Robbins currently teaches a 12-hour block on Violence against Women to law enforcement supervisors for the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, Executive Institute/Western Illinois University. The training covers topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, and strangulation.