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Migration and Human Trafficking:
Tracing Root Causes & Seeking Intensional Solutions

July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022

In Person or Remote
9:00 am – 3:15 pm

We live in unparalleled times. A war of aggression is in full display right before our eyes. It is followed by the most devastating humanitarian crisis in the heart of Europe since WWII, with millions of Ukrainian refugees crossing international borders. Here at home, the CBP Southwest border enforcement numbers for May 2022 alone marked 177,793 unique encounters nationwide, bringing the total to over 1 Million encounters since January.  Implications of such movement of people is the focus of this year’s Academy. In one intensive week of coursework, the Academy examines the amassing refugee and migration crisis – as well as the dark underbelly it often brings along: an increase of criminal activity including human trafficking and human smuggling. Organized criminal activity is on the rise and its modus operandi is beyond the pale. This is a sign of our time. It is an ever-going saga of people on the move, fleeing some disaster or dire poverty from every corner of our planet, heading towards any place of hope.

The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy invites you to be part of a learning experience like no other: an academic exercise on law and policy, coupled with practical engagement in identifying and delving into the root causes of irregular migration, its intersections with human trafficking, past trends in decision, and their conditioning factors. We invite you to dwell deep not only on the concepts, but on the world that the concepts describe and represent.

Meeting in-person at St. Thomas University College of Law in Miami, the Academy challenges you to join us as agents with purpose who will commit to the tasks at hand. We seek change agents with comparable experiences and goals, who understand human motivators behind the root causes and are boldly dedicated to exploring creative, intensional solutions.

The Academy offers our solid track record of effective training on human trafficking, having provided specialized training and technical assistance to over 15,000 leaders and community members domestically and abroad.

The robust curriculum and the interactive working groups will be taught and facilitated by leading experts in the field, who will provide cutting-edge perspectives and insights and share a wealth of experience and knowledge. This intensive certification program is best suited for those pursuing advanced training in migration and human trafficking matters, but all are welcome to attend.

Join us in exploring the ways in the accompaniment of migrants to a decent living safe from exploitation, and to peace through development as the true path to ending modern day slavery!

Read about our most recent 2021 Academy here.

A remote attendance option is available for those who cannot travel.*


Standard: $400
(Deadline Extended: Wednesday, July 20, 2022)

A 25% discount is available for
(1) students with proof of valid student I.D.; or
(2) organizations/institutions that register three or more participants.

* Full Scholarships for Survivors of Human Trafficking *

Please contact us for further details at humantrafficking@stu.edu or 305-628-6688.


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*Certificate Awarded by St. Thomas University College of Law.*
29.5 CLE Credits approved by the Florida Bar.


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* The Academy strongly encourages all participants to attend the Academy in person at the St. Thomas University College of Law campus in Miami, Florida.  However, for those who cannot travel, the Academy may be viewed remotely (materials will be provided electronically).  Please note that the remote format will be a livestream of the event only (no discussion boards) and must be viewed by remote participants in real time.  A link for the live sessions will be provided to online participants to view each course synchronously via Zoom (no recordings will be available once the live session has ended).  The ability to ask questions of instructors or directly participate in working groups will be unavailable for those who choose the remote attendance option.


July 25, 2022
July 29, 2022


St. Thomas University College of Law (Moot Court Room)
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054 United States
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