human trafficking


Ms. Halpin is an expert on Sex Trafficking of Children. She was a Special Agent with the FBI for 20 years. Ms. Halpin served as the Crimes Against Children Coordinator and created the Portland FBI  Sex Trafficking Task Force.  Ms. Halpin investigated and arrested traffickers who preyed on young girls and  she assisted in connecting those girls to services with the main goal of getting them out of "The Life."  Ms. Halpin collaborated with the non-governmental organizations and Social Services to develop a multi-disciplinary approach when working with these victims.    

Prior to working in the FBI, Ms. Halpin was an attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and specialized in Domestic Violence.


  • Characteristics of a Trafficker
  • Trafficker's Recruitment Process
  • Victimology
  • Case Studies


Catholic Charities, San Diego

North County Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative

FBI Citizens Academy

Soroptimists Club

Executive Business Leader of Portland

Corporate Workshops & Lectures

Public Schools & PTA Programs

Criminal Justice Programs at University Level

Sex Trafficking of children


Ms. Halpin's presentation is titled, “The Pimp and His Game.” Her talk is not about statistics, but about how the trafficker targets young girls. It is about the raw facts of life and survival on the streets in this underworld. Ms. Halpin's experience is based on working closely with the victims and empowering them to face their traffickers and bring them to justice. 

Ms. Halpin developed this expertise through face-to-face interviews, interrogations and confessions from those who perpetrated these crimes. Ms. Halpin's presentation can be tailored for different audiences, venues and time frames.

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