Opal 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 former co-instructor at the USC School of Social Work for the Los Angeles Police Department LEAD program. Opal is often a guest lecturer at large conferences, conventions and major universities and corporations.
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 3:00pm throughout Southern California. “Exploited: Crimes against Humanity” is a global weekly internet human trafficking training program that broadcasts through Voice America Variety Channel to more than 170 countries.
Cheryl Eckard is a Southern California native and graduated UC Irvine with a degree in Social Ecology. She is a mother of four and has been actively involved for 25 + years with various community and parent groups in schools, the City of Temecula and the county. Since 2013, Cheryl has been involved in the fight against human trafficking, and has a particular passion for bringing about awareness through presentations to youth and community groups.
For non-law enforcement groups
Rebecca has created a compelling and empathetic power point presentation that is a "must see" for teens and parents alike. Rebecca is known for her knowledge and research on the subjects of sextortion and social media exploitation. She would be a great speaker for small groups in Southern California that want to share the understanding of how pedophiles and predators select their victims, how they groom and seduce young people to build pseudo relationships where they may be violated or exploited. Most important, Rebecca will relate well with teens in understanding how online relationships can be so vulnerable.
TOPICS: Sextortion and Social Media Exploitation, Internet Safety
Parents and Teens, Foster Agencies and organizations serving At-Risk Youth, Faith-Based Organizations with Youth Groups, Education Program focused on Teens
Audiences: Law Enforcement, First Responders, Social Workers and Therapists, Media expert related to sexual criminal cases, Parents, Education Professionals
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Don Howell, has spent a life time in law enforcement serving over 40 years with police agencies investigating sexually motivated crimes including child molestation, rape, physical abuse of children, homicide and child kidnapping/abduction. For 20 years, he served as a law enforcement adviser for the California branch of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children while being a 30-year member of the California Sexual Assault Investigators Association. Don has qualified as an expert witness, in California Courts, in the area of child sexual abuse and related topics.
Don has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Los Angeles. He has lectured at USC - Sociology Department for 12 years and has lectured at many law enforcement and citizens groups across the country. Don authored three books, the first written for law enforcement, "Sex Crimes - a Step by Step Guide to Effective Interviewing of Victims and Suspects." The second is for parents or anyone with children in their lives, “Beyond Stranger Danger, Smart Parents Raising Safe Kids.”
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.
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 educated more than 400,000 government and individual leaders as the keynote speaker, general presentations and workshop presenter on subjects of labor trafficking, foreign national trafficking, gang trafficking, child sex trafficking, sextortion, child pornography and social media exploitation. Opal has conducted tens of thousands of hours of research over the past ten years on those subjects specifically as it relates to advancing technologies of artificial intelligence, mass audience live streaming, encryption, crypto-currency and the Dark Net. She often lectures on the future of crime and crime solving related to technology and crimes of sexual exploitation.
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Rebecca Harvey, is a survivor of a long-term online friendship that began as a teenager and lasted for several years until she began to realize that she had been groomed and the individual was a social media predator. That experience has given Rebecca a unique perspective that empowers her to speak to parents and teens about online digital exploitation. Professionally, Rebecca works with students regularly. Rebecca graduated summa cum laude from UC Riverside with a Bachelors’ degree in psychology.
Our National Speakers Bureau has experts available to train your organization on a variety of topics. Speaking programs can be tailored for a variety of audiences.
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.
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.