Dr. Kennedy was awarded the 2018 UNLV Community Based Research Award by the Community of Office Engagement for her research with survivors of human trafficking. This award recognizes research that partners with the Las Vegas community and is designed to solve community problems. https://www.unlv.edu/news-story/unlv-s-2018-community-based-research-award-recipient-studies-victims-human-trafficking
#VegasLove Residents of Las Vegas who travel often hear the question “People live there?” Yes, we may be a city of 2 million, but we really are a town with strong inter-connectedness. There is NO ONE in Las Vegas who doesn’t know someone who was at the concert, working at the event or responded […]
UMC Training on Sexually Exploited Youth
Dr. Kennedy and Clark County Victim Advocate Magann Jordan have conducted trainings for nursing staff at UMC in 2016 and 2017. For attendees, website links mentioned during the training can be accessed here. Links
KNPR interview about Lady Gaga and Joe Biden’s visit to UNLV
With Vice President Biden and Lady Gaga visiting UNLV to raise awareness about the It’s On Us campaign, Dr. Kennedy was on KNPR to share Las Vegas statistics on the issue. To hear the interview, listen here.
Is Las Vegas a good place to raise a family?
Review Journal article March 27, 2016 which has Dr. Kennedy talking about risks for sex trafficking.reviewjournal.com-Is Las Vegas a good place to raise a family
Trafficking Research Grant
The LSI lab received a large grant in the 2015 round of human trafficking funding. Lab members will be interviewing young survivor in Las Vegas to ask about their experiences and to come up with new solutions. The research grant runs from 2016-2018.