Human Trafficking Awareness at HS

Human Trafficking Awareness at HS
Posted on 03/28/2022

Professor Robin Boyle Laisure, J.D. from St. John’s University visited Hicksville High School’s Kristoff Theatre on Thursday, March 17th. She spoke with students in the Roots of Oppression, International Law, and Intro to Social Science about Human Trafficking.  This program was brought to the Hicksville Public Schools by the High School Social Studies department.

Professor Boyle Laisure shared statistics on human trafficking, legislation enacted, real life stories, profiles of who is targeted for trafficking, why people are trafficked, various types of trafficking, and the actual definition of human trafficking. Hicksville High School students spent two periods listening to Professor Boyle’s real-world experience as a lawyer with human trafficking cases and had opportunities to ask questions relating to mistakes other innocent victims have previously made in order to enhance their own awareness on action to avoid for themselves. Professor Boyle cautioned students about online predators and clearly established that trafficker do it with force, fraud, coercion, and manipulation after getting to know their victims. Resources were shared to include articles and hotlines.  

Human Trafficking at HS

(L to R) Social Studies Teachers, Dr. Stephanie Piscitelli, Cristina Abate, and Kelly Minot are accompanied by St. John’s University Professor, Robin Boyle Laisure, J.D., and Supervisor of Social Studies & Home and Careers, Rose Borda during a presentation for students on Human Trafficking.

Human Trafficking at HS

St. John’s University Professor, Robin Boyle Laisure, J.D presented at Hicksville High School.

Human Trafficking at HS

A slide presented by Professor Boyle on the definition of human trafficking.