Global Center for Women and Justice
UAS Survey Leader for
Anti-Trafficking International Organization Questions
Sandra Morgan is recognized globally for her expertise on combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. She began her anti-trafficking work in Athens, Greece where she served on the Board of the Athens International Nurses Association. She has also served as the Administrator of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) before returning full-time to Vanguard in order to extend global impact and build capacity for research, education and advocacy directly related to the exploitation of women and children.
She partners with the University of Duhok, Iraq to build capacity for women’s equality and provide resources for community and law enforcement training in the region. Findings from two GCWJ summits addressing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of minors have been presented to OC Grand Jury and the OC Juvenile Justice Commissioners as well as international conferences.
Her expertise on community engagement draws together healthcare providers, juvenile justice practitioners, K-12 educators, business people, university leaders, FBO and CBO leaders, service organizations and law enforcement was recognized by HHS Rescue and Restore Campaign as a National WebEx Training presenter for “Community Engagement (2011). For three years she has produced the bimonthly “Ending Human Trafficking” podcast which was recognized by The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth, Dept. of Health and Human Services as a great way to “get up to speed on human trafficking.” As Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ), she oversees the Women’s Studies Minor as well as teaching Family Violence and Human Trafficking. As a member of the Faith Alliance against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) Steering Committee she serves as the University Network Chair as well as serving on Foreign Affairs Chair Congressman Ed Royce’s Anti Human Trafficking Advisory Committee.