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Freedom and Justice Conference

February 14, 2018 at 01:00 PM to February 14, 2018 at 03:30 PM | Register Online


Responding to the tragedy of Human Trafficking both Domestically and Internationally

Join us on Wednesday, February 14th from 1:00pm - 3:30pm at Garner United Methodist Church (201 Methodist Drive, Garner, NC 27529) to learn more about human trafficking and how you can fight this global issue.

This conference will:

  • Provide an introduction regarding the tragedy of human trafficking
  • Equip churches and individuals to respond both locally and internationally



Internationally – The Rev. Jeff Hancock, International Justice Mission (

Jeff Hancock serves as a Director of Church Mobilization for International Justice Mission. This role affords him the opportunity to equip churches and communities throughout the Southeast by sharing the biblical call to seek justice, introducing them to IJM’s work, and mobilizing them to engage in both local and global ministry.

Domestically – A Panel of Experts from across N.C.

Jane Jackson, Assistant United States Attorney

Currently Ms. Jackson oversees the prosecutions of human trafficking cases and other civil rights cases, child pornography cases, immigration cases bank robbery, federal domestic violence, carjackings and other violent crimes. Ms. Jackson serves on the North Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking Executive Committee.

Elizabeth Hunter, Coordinator Project FIGHT

Elizabeth Hunter, Project FIGHT Coordinator, Salvation Army. Elizabeth is responsible for coordinating case management services throughout North Carolina and raising awareness about human trafficking through presentations and trainings. She is a strong advocate who values a person-centered approach and is passionate about ending the war on slavery.  

Kiricka Yarbough-Smith, Chair NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Kiricka Yarbough Smith managed the human trafficking program for the NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault on their (OVC) grant for over 6 years.  She currently serves as the Chair of The NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NCCAHT). Kiricka is an investigator on the UNC-Chapel Hill's Administration for Children and Families grant to address child trafficking in the child welfare system. Kiricka also serves a consultant for the DHHS’s Administration for Children, Youth and Families newly created Trafficking in Person Office.