Innocence Lost … Lives Shattered
Join us as we gather as a city to confront the exploitation of the vulnerable in our midst. Keynote Speaker Vernon Keenan, Director of the GBI, will open our eyes to the realities in our city followed by your choice of educational and action inspiring breakout sessions suited for all levels of interest and involvement. Come find your place in the battle.
Do Something … Do Justice
WHEN: Saturday, January 31, 2015
TIME: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Vernon M. Keenan, Child Sex Trafficking in Georgia
As GBI Director, Vernon Keenan is responsible for managing a law enforcement agency of 782 employees with a budget of $79.7 million. The GBI is the state investigative agency for Georgia. It is comprised of three divisions: the Georgia Crime Information Center, the Investigative Division and the State Crime Laboratory.
Vernon Keenan has participated in professional programs in Spain, Israel, China, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Georgia. He serves on several professional working groups at the national level and is a law enforcement lecturer on various public safety issues.
Hillary DeJarnett, Haven ATL
Hillary DeJarnett grew up in the Salvation Army and always had a passion for social justice, wanting to make a difference in high-risk communities. Through merging her passion with her work, Hillary seeks to be an agent of hope and change for inner-city communities that have been marked by hopelessness and injustice. She recently graduated with her Master’s in Non-Profit Management from the University of Georgia. While in college, she worked with a local organization that helped transition women out of working in the sex industry. She is now working with the Atlanta Kroc Community Center running Haven ATL with Captain Bethany Hawks.