University of Dubuque Professor Receives Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award

Kim Hilby, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Dubuque, received a 2022 Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award for her commitment to fighting human trafficking. Iowa Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg presented the award to Hilby and four other awardees on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at the State Capitol Rotunda after signing a proclamation declaring January as Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

A member of the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery, Hilby was asked to create the first-ever best practice guidelines for adult human trafficking survivors. She led the research and writing of Suggested Guidelines for Survivor Services – Support for Adult, Human Trafficking Survivors: A Living Document of Iowa’s Healing Practices. UD seniors Kira Finifrock, a communication and sociology double major, and Amber Anderegg, a psychology major, were also actively involved in the creation of the document as part of an internship.

The Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Slavery also received a 2022 Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award.

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