Cresson, Pa. — The Mount Aloysius College Criminology Department will host its Tenth Annual Criminal Justice Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 17. This year’s topic is Human Trafficking: A Collaborative Analysis for Criminal Justice Professionals. Bill Woolf, recipient of the Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking will be this year’s instructor. The Symposium will take place in the Cosgrave Meeting Rooms on Mount Aloysius’ campus from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Bill Woolf has coordinated enforcement efforts with regional, state, and federal agencies in the fight against human trafficking. Mr. Woolf has testified before the United States Congress, and has trained countless law enforcement personnel and human service agencies in the United States and Internationally.

Bill Woolf has dedicated his personal and professional life to combatting human trafficking – most recently being recognized by receiving the Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. He started his professional career as a police officer where he was promoted to the position of detective and was assigned to work on the Gang Investigations Unit. While doing this work, he quickly became aware of an emerging problem in his region, human trafficking. Mr. Woolf learned that gangs were transitioning from other profitable crime, such as narcotics trafficking, to human trafficking as a source of income for their illicit activities.

Participants will receive 6 MPOETC CLEE’s Law Enforcement / 6 CEU’s Professional Counselors and Social Workers. Registration is $100.

Anyone wishing additional information should contact Dr. Bobak at 814-886-6475 or email him at To register online go to