media exploitation. She is the author of "Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers"(2015) and "Societal Shift: A World Without Borders... A Home Without Walls"(2019). She often appears on television and radio talk shows across the United States.
Opal is an Instructor at USC Price Safe Communities Institute and a Co-Instructor at the USC School of Social Work for the Los Angeles Police Department LEAD program.
She is an Instructor at Los Angeles Fire Leadership Training Academy she serves on the Board of Directors for Rapha House International in Cambodia, Thailand and Haiti.
Opal has completed the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation Instructor Course and served on the Peace Officers Standardized Training panel to develop the training curriculum on human trafficking for law enforcement for California.
Opal hosts two weekly radio shows. KTIE 590 AM broadcasts “Exploited: Crimes and Technology” every Saturday at 3:00 throughout Southern California. “Exploited: Crimes against Humanity” is a global Internet weekly human trafficking training program that broadcasts through Voice America Variety Channel to more than 170 countries.
Opal Singleton is the President and CEO of Million Kids, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to keeping kids safe from predators. Million Kids serves as the Training and Outreach Coordinator for the Riverside County Anti Human Trafficking Task Force and works with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department through a Department of Justice Grant.
Opal has trained more than 250,000 government and individual leaders about labor trafficking, child sex trafficking, sextortion, child pornography and social
Don Howell, has spent a life time in law enforcement investigating sexually motivated crimes including child molestation, rape, physical abuse of children, homicide and child kidnapping/abduction. He is a 30-year member of the California Sexual Assault Investigators Association and the author of three books “Sex Crimes - a Step by Step Guide to Effective Interviewing of Victims and Suspects,” “Beyond Stranger Danger, Smart Parents Raising Safe Kids,” and “Lessons From a 21st Century Samurai Seiken Way, Completing the Circle, a True Story."
Lowell Smith, Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at La Sierra University, ranked as one of the top Criminal Justice Programs in the U.S., retired from Orange County Probation Department as a former terrorism liaison officer and is a nationally recognized expert in Home Grown Violent Extremism and Terrorism. He also serves as a media consultant across the nation on public safety issues.
Nancy Aguirre, currently serves with Million Kids as their Public Education and Outreach Director. She is a Professor of Administration of Justice for Riverside Community College District and former Criminal Intelligence Analyst for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force at the Special Investigations Bureau, assisting in investigating human trafficking cases, identifying suspects as well as locating victims. Her work history also includes Narcotics, Intelligence and Gangs within the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and previously the Riverside Superior Courts.
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Dr. Julie Taylor is the Education and Curriculum Developer for Million Kids. She has earned a grant in order to build an online Human Trafficking 101 curriculum for Million Kids.
Julie earned her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Communication Studies. She is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor at California State University San Bernardino in the Department of Communication Studies. She teaches courses in Organizational Communication, Gender & Communication, and Persuasion.
She has been conducting research on sexual exploitation over 10 years, beginning during her undergraduate work at Colorado State University. She earned her M.A. Degree from Colorado State University in Communication Studies and Women’s Studies where she explored the organizing reality around language and labels in sex trafficking. Her research at this level was community engaged research working with law enforcement, outreach organizations, and awareness raising organizations. After her Masters, she earned her PhD from the University of Utah where she studied organizational communication, policy communication, and gender. More specifically, her dissertation examined the role of policy-as-written in organizing sexual exploitation, and subsequent difference in the organized reality of policy-as-practice. That is, policy-as-written and policy-as-practice often offer up different organized realities. Once again, she did in the field research, working with outreach organizations, medical facilities, law enforcement, awareness raising organizations, and sex workers. The focus for her research has always been a community-based approach. In other words, sex trafficking as a situation is a global problem, but she has always been focused on addressing the issue of sex trafficking in her local community. Dr. Taylor has published peer-reviewed articles nationally ranked journals such as: the Journal of Human Trafficking, Communication Education, the Western Journal of Communication, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Connexions: International Professional Communication Journal, among other scholarly journals and outlets. See additional publications here.
Possible Speaking Topics: Human Trafficking Basics, Advanced Human Trafficking Topics, Policies around Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation.
Million Kids is dedicated to combating human trafficking, sex trafficking, child pornography and exploitation through education, training, prevention and supportive services.
Million Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that combats human trafficking and exploitation including child pornography, social media grooming & recruitment, and sextortion. Locally, we serve on the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) as the Training and Outreach Coordinator. Nationally, we provide lectures and training programs to corporations, civic groups, churches, and government agencies. Internationally, we support rescue and recovery programs in Southeast Asia and Haiti. All contributions are tax deductible and go to help prevent or stop human trafficking and exploitation. Copyright © Million Kids.