It’s the worst nightmare for any parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, cousin, teacher, administrator, social worker, school official, and others. This episode of “The Dr. Dionne Show” features an in-depth discussion about the problem of domestic sex trafficking with three experts trying to protect the well-being of our children.
Bob Rodgers/Street Grace
Street Grace is an Atlanta-based faith-driven organization collaborating with faith, business, and community leaders providing a comprehensive path to end domestic minor sex trafficking in metro Atlanta and throughout the United States. Domestic minor sex trafficking is sexual activity in which there is a promise of the exchange of something of value to another person(s) for sex with that child.
Elizabeth Bigham/Georgia Bureau of Investigation
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is an independent statewide agency that provides assistance to the state’s criminal justice system in the areas of criminal investigations, forensic laboratory services and computerized criminal justice information. The GBI consists of three divisions: Investigative Division, Division of Forensic Sciences, and Georgia Crime Information Center.
Tracie Cason/Gwinnett District Attorney’s Office
The goals of the Gwinnett District Attorney’s Office include the efficient handling of all felony cases to ensure that swift, sure justice is handed out to those who present a threat to public safety; to be stewards of public funds by managing effectively and making the most use of public resources; and to anticipate and effectively deal with new threats to the safety and economic well-being.
The people of Gwinnett County have the right to honest, effective prosecution in all cases where there is sufficient evidence. To that end, the objectives of the DA Office is to conduct the prosecution of criminal matters in the Superior and Juvenile Courts of the County; investigate, prepare and present all felony cases referred to the Grand Jury and conduct special investigations initiated by the District Attorney’s Office; represent the people in all appeals, legal motions and special proceedings relating to the prosecution of defendants within the county; vigorously prosecute public servants and those within the criminal justice system who would abuse and violate their public trust and public integrity; and to bring to justice those who abuse the vulnerable such as women and children.
HOST: Dr. Dionne Wright Poulton
Dionne Wright Poulton, Ph.D., is an HR and Leadership Consultant, Educator, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Poulton Consulting Group, LLC, an HR and leadership consulting business specializing in diversity and inclusion, equity, bias, intercultural communication, adult learning, adult behavior, and conflict mediation. Since its inception in 2004, Poulton Consulting Group has worked with a wide range of diverse clients in the U.S. and Canada including many in the San Francisco tech and digital marketing industry; K-12 schools and higher education; and many corporate and service industries. Poulton Consulting Group is also a government-approved business for local, state and federal level contracts.
Dr. Wright Poulton is author of the acclaimed book “It’s Not Always Racist…but Sometimes It Is” which is an extension of her PhD dissertation at the University of Georgia where she researched the racial biases and assumptions of teachers. She is also a certified K-12 teacher whose work is inspired by her 16 years of cumulative experiences as a high school teacher and university instructor in public and private institutions in Canada and the United States. Additionally, Dr. Wright Poulton has earned professional degrees from San Francisco State University (M.A.), the University of Toronto/OISE (B.Ed.), and from Rice University (B.A.) in Houston, TX where she was a former NCAA Division I track and field scholarship athlete.
In 2014, Profiles In Diversity Journal identified Dr. Wright Poulton as “a woman to watch.” She has presented social commentary in print media in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, as well as on numerous radio shows including CBS Radio stations in Atlanta, GA and on Tavis Smiley’s Radio Show. “The Dr Dionne Show” debuted in 2016 on Business RadioX with a focus on smart dialogue about diversity, leadership, and behavior in the workplace and beyond.
Dr. Wright Poulton is originally from Toronto, Canada and is a former member of Canada’s National Track and Field Team. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in Snellville, GA.
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