March 21st Dinner Meeting on Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard, What this Means for Our Public Schools

March 7, 2016

Please join the San Mateo County School Boards Association for our March 21st dinner meeting beginning at 6:30pm.

The meeting is at:

College of San Mateo
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd.

College Heights Room, Building 10, Room 468 (4th Floor)

Our topic is:

Human Trafficking In Our Own Backyard; What This Means for Our Public Schools.

Panelists are Jenee Littrell, Director, Safe and Supportive Schools, Student Services Division, San Mateo County Office of Education and Mike Brosnan, County of San Mateo, Human Trafficking Program Coordinator

We also would like to invite all elected board members to join us for our executive board meeting at 5:30 pm on the 21st before our dinner meeting. We will be discussing our upcoming conference on student mental health that will be held on April 29th, as well as other board business. We welcome your participation in all aspects of our work. Our executive meeting is held in CSM’s College View Room A,  Building 10, Room 401 (4th Floor) from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Jenee Litrell Bio:

Jeneé Littrell was recently named the Director of Safe and Supportive Schools for San Mateo County Office of Education. Ms. Littrell has more than 18 years experience as a strategic leader and innovator implementing effective supports for students.

Jeneé relocatied to San Mateo County from San Diego where her professional experience has included roles at the school site, district office, and county office of education. For five years, Jeneé concurrently served as the Director of Guidance and Wellness for the Grossmont Union High School District in eastern San Diego County and as Director of Project SHIELD, a federally funded, multi-million dollar Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant. She has led numerous trainings for teachers and administrators in Positive Behavior Supports, Restorative Justice, and Trauma-Informed Instruction. Additionally she has held such roles as Crisis Team Coordinator, Parent-Community Liaison, SARB (Student Attendance Review Board) Coordinator, and has served as Director of Camp LEAD, a student-centered leadership program, since its inception in 2009.

Ms. Littrell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration, a Master of Arts in Educational Counseling, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and two educational credentials, a PPS (Pupil Personnel Services) credential and an ASC (Administrative Services) credential. In 2010, she earned a Mental Health in Schools Certificate from George Washington University, Washington DC.

In 2011 Jeneé was appointed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to serve as the Chair of the Human Trafficking/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Advisory Council. This multidisciplinary group was charged with identifying best practices in prevention, enforcement and protection of minors involved in domestic sex trafficking.

Jeneé recently authored Human Trafficking in America’s Schools with the Department of Education. This guide is based on the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC ) prevention model that she created in Grossmont Union High School District and serves as a resource for schools across the nation to address and prevent CSEC on school campuses.
Jeneé is a nationally recognized expert in the area of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children), and this past spring was named Citizen of the Year by the Department of Justice and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


Mike Brosnan Bio:

Mike grew up in South San Francisco – a product of the South San Francisco Public School system. After college, he joined the South San Francisco Police Department, worked there for more than 28 years, and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police. In July 2015, he transitioned to the newly created position of Human Trafficking Program Coordinator at the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. He is working to raise awareness, build relationships, and revamp policies to fight human trafficking wherever it exists.
He has an AA from Skyline College (1984 – Administration of Justice), a BA from the University of San Francisco (1986 – Sociology) and an MPA from Notre Dame de Namur (2004 – Masters in Public Administration).

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