Fighting Sex Trafficking in Suffolk County, NY

A Holistic, Community-Based Approach
Wednesday, October 28 
7 pm to 9 pm


The Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SCATI) Task Force was formed to promote a coordinated approach to prevention and response through education, outreach, data analysis, and collaboration.

Fighting Sex Trafficking in Suffolk County, NY; A Holistic, Community-Based Approach Symposium features a panel of key stakeholders in the SCATI task force. This free event, open to all Touro Law Students as well as the broader community, invites students and community members to hear from experts about what the SCATI is doing to combat sex trafficking.

Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, October 28 from 7 – 9 p.m.

Sex trafficking expert panelists include:

James P. Murphy

Detective Sergeant James P. Murphy

Suffolk County Police Department
Executive Officer of the Human Trafficking Investigations Unit
Executive Officer of the Kidnap Team

Erin Meunkle

Investigator Sergeant Erin Meunkle

Commanding Officer, Sheriff’s Anti-Trafficking Initiative
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office

Leslie Anderson

Deputy Bureau Chief Leslie Anderson

Suffolk County District Attorneys Office.

Jill Porter

Senior Probation Officer Jill Porter

Suffolk County Probation Department

Feride Castillo

Feride Castillo

ECLI Co-Founder and Director of Advocacy

Lois Sicignano Rowman Lois Sicignano Rowman, Esq.
Molly England

Molly England

Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative Task Force Coordinator


What you will learn:

  • What sex trafficking is and the local, state, and federal laws on sex trafficking.
  • An introduction to the Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative Task Force.
  • What issues we face in Suffolk County around sex trafficking.
  • What the Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative Task Force members are doing to combat sex trafficking in Suffolk County

About SCATI:
The SCATI is a cooperative effort made possible through a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The collaboration brings together a network of organizations, service providers, victim advocates, faith-based groups, educators, and federal, state, and local government and law enforcement agencies. All agencies involved share a commitment to a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach in providing comprehensive services, investigations, and prosecutions.

Hosted by Touro Law Center’s Criminal Law Society, Women’s Bar Association, and Family Law Society.

Zoom Webinar provided by Zonta Club of Suffolk County