The Center for Prevention of Abuse Postpones “Light 2020: A Multistate Educational Conference on Human Trafficking,” Amid COVID-19

The Center for Prevention of Abuse (CFPA) will postpone Light 2020: A Multistate Educational Conference on Human Trafficking on April 1-2, 2020 at Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino due to travel bans and restrictions for conference participants around the country surrounding COVID-19. The free community night scheduled for March 31 is also postponed. The new dates are not yet scheduled.

The two-day conference planned to bring together experts, service providers, educators, and stakeholders in Illinois and surrounding states to shine a light on human trafficking in the United States and share best practices, innovative campaigns and technology, preventative efforts and measures, and survivor care and strategies to help prevent, combat, and respond to the human trafficking crisis.

“The Center for Prevention of Abuse has been paying close attention to COVID-19 and due to travel restrictions around the country affecting many of our participants, including keynote speakers, session leaders, and conference attendees, we are confident in our decision to postpone Light 2020 and the free community we were planning to offer,” said Carol Merna, Chief Executive Officer at the Center for Prevention of Abuse. “We take the health and safety of all of our conference participants very seriously and look forward to hosting this important educational conference on human trafficking in the future.”

CPFA will reimburse all conference attendees for their registration fees. For more information, visit


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