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Zonta Club of Birmingham

Thursday, February 2, 2023

11:30 AM (Networking – In person & via Zoom)

11:45 AM Welcome & Speaker

12:30 PM Business Meeting

Zonta Club of Birmingham welcomes our February guest speaker, Helen Smith, a Victim Specialist with the FBI in Birmingham, Alabama. Smith will share general information about the FBI victim assistance program and how she interfaces with victims of human trafficking.

Learn more about Human Trafficking and the FBI: https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/human-trafficking

Helen Smith is a native of Alabama and graduate of Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Smith began her career with the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), Birmingham Division in March 1997. In her current position as the Victim Specialist, she coordinates the Birmingham Field Office Victim Assistance Program, ensuring all federal crime victims are aware of community resources, notified of case status, and given support during the federal criminal justice system. It’s important to her that crime victims are offered community referrals in a timely manner and then address their needs through a victim-centered approach.

Report Trafficking & Get Help

If you are a human trafficking victim or have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also submit a tip on the NHTRC website.

If you believe a child is involved in a trafficking situation, submit a tip through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline or call 1-800-THE-LOST. FBI personnel assigned to NCMEC review information that is provided to the CyberTipline.

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