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8th Annual Human Trafficking Forum
May 16, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy is pleased to partner with The Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, for the 8th Annual Human Trafficking Forum: Challenging What We Know. This event will focus on the importance of trauma-informed investigative techniques in human trafficking with Retired Deputy Chief Michael J. Osgood and Dr. Brook Bello, survivor of human trafficking and nationally recognized leader, as the keynote speakers.
Wanda Frazier at 786-775-5230 or WandaFrazier@miamisao.com
Michael J. Osgood
Deputy Chief of NYPD (Retired)
Deputy Chief Michael J. Osgood is a thirty-five year veteran of the NYPD. He served as the Commanding Officer of the Special Victims Division for over 8 years which included the Hate Crimes Task Force. Prior to that he served directly for 8 years as the Commanding Officer of the Hate Crime Task Force. In both roles Deputy Chief Osgood has delivered the Right to Identity Safety and the Right to Identity Equity to tens of thousands of victims. Deputy Chief Osgood retired from the NYPD in December 2018.
In his assignment with the Special Victims Division Deputy Chief Osgood led all adult sexual assault investigations; child physical abuse investigations, child sexual abuse investigations, transit sexual assault investigations, registered sex offender investigations and sexual assault cold case investigations in the City of New York. The NYPD’s Special Victims Division investigated over 16,000 Special Victims cases in 2018. The Division has over 300 investigative personnel. Deputy Chief Osgood was also responsible for the monitoring of over 15,000 Registered NYC Sex Offenders. The Special Victims Division is comprised of 20 separate Special Victims operational units placed throughout New York City. During his 16 years as a NYPD Detective Bureau Commander Deputy Chief Osgood has led over 100,000 investigations and has led over 500 detectives.
Deputy Chief Osgood has the distinction of solving every homicide assigned to him; of solving every gang assault assigned to him; solving over 700 stranger rapes; solving hundreds of New York City’s most complex cases and investigating hundreds of New York City’s high-profile cases.
In his assignment as the Commanding Officer of the Special Victims Division Chief Osgood has led the creation and establishment of a Data Science/Machine Learning Group, a Bronx Child Abuse Squad, Special Victims Night Watch Squad, Transit Special Victims Squad, Complex Case Squad, Stranger Rape Cold Case Squad, Stranger Rape Predictive Modeling Group, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Team, a Sex Crime Report Classification Unit and a Quality Assurance Group.
During his 8 years as SVD Commanding Officer Deputy Chief Osgood has implemented the Survivor Centered Model, You Have Options, Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) method, Advocate Closed Sex Crime Case Review, an Attempted Rape rule, an Unfounded Rape rule, Hospital Response Protocol, an Investigative Framework and a mental model of Investigative Process Discipline
In his assignment with the Hate Crime Task Force Deputy Chief Osgood has managed the investigation of over seven thousand hate crime cases. In his role as the Commanding Officer he has formalized the concept of Right to Identity Predictability, developed a General Behavioral Analysis of NYC Hate Crime Offenders and has developed and utilized a Major Case Violent Hate Crime Offender Predictive Model and has developed and utilized a Local Crimeogenic Network Model to solve hate crimes.
Deputy Chief Osgood, in addition to championing the improvement of Special Victims investigative services throughout the county, has also been an outspoken on the national homicide clearance rate being a National Crisis.
Dr. Brook Parker-Bello
Founder and CEO/ED of More Too Life, Inc.
Survivor of Human Trafficking
Dr. Brook Parker Bello, Founder and CEO/ED of More Too Life, Inc., and a sought-after international speaker, and champion against human trafficking and teacher in what she calls “Digital Integrity, Intelligence and Safety. She has been recognized with countless achievement awards, fellows and appointments, and most recently was named a Google Next Gen Policy Leader, with the ability to learn from leading Google executives and other leaders in profound aspects that deal with world issues in relation to tech and tech policy. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 44thPresident of the United States and the White House in December 2016.
She also received the advocate of the year in the state of Florida from the Attorney General Pam Bondi, Human Trafficking Council held by the A.G. and Governor Rick Scott and his cabinet. Dr. Bello is also the author of innovative root cause focused successful curriculum’s such as, RJEDE™ (Restorative Justice End Demand Education) a court appointed and volunteer course for violators of sexual violence, prostitution and human trafficking prevention in Miami/Dade, Sarasota and Manatee counties. In addition, LATN™ and LATN D2 (Living Above the Noise) educational mentoring curriculum for victims and prevention of sexual violence and human trafficking and SOS U for college campuses, military bases, churches and others.
She holds a PH.D in pastoral clinical counseling and accreditation in pastoral clinical and temperance based counseling and currently holds a bachelor in biblical studies, masters in pastoral clinical counseling and two honorary doctorates one in humane letters, theology and biblical studies from Covenant Theological Seminary, National Christian Counseling Association, CICA University and Seminary and Richmond Virginia Seminary. Her dissertation defends the urgency in spirituality in mental health and the profound pain caused by shame. Bello is also a licensed chaplain and ambassador with CICA (Canadian Institute of Chaplains and Ambassadors, the only university accredited by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, UN-ECOSOC and she is an alumni of the Masters Series of Distinguished Leaders by Skinner Leadership Institute. Dr. Bello was chosen 1 of 10 national heroes in a series by Dolphin Digital Media and United Way Worldwide called, The Hero Effect.” Her expertise is evident in many ways. More Too Life is an anti-sexual violence, human trafficking and youth crime prevention organization that was named by United Way Worldwide as one of the best in the nation.
Her innovative curriculum and direct and indirect services at More Too Life that affect thousands of victims, hundreds of thousands of national community, as well as prevention education to hundreds of youth and young adults annually has been said to be ground-breaking. More Too Life operates an Education and Assessment Crisis Care Center in Sarasota county with new services to 4 counties under the new sub-contract with Voices for Florida. Dr. Bello is a sought after motivational speaker, a keynote lecturer and minister whose story has been seen in ESSENCE and EBONY magazine with articles in over 100 magazines, newspapers and e-zines. Her speaking engagements include, the White House, Federal HHS, Regent University, Virginia Commonwealth, Miles College, Alabama University, USF, Ringling College of Art and Design, Shared Hope International, Wheelock College of Boston, Georgetown University, Festival Cannes, UCLA, Cal-State Dominguez Hills, Cal-State Irvine, Alabama’s UAB, Miles College, United Way Worldwide, and various United Ways, the prestigious Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Frederick Douglass Family Initiative, Joshua Dubois-Values Partnerships, Rotary International Conference and so many more, with a passion, intelligence and grace from someone who has thrived far past the trauma.