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                  The Cantinera Screening with Dottie Laster in San Antonio Benefits Missing Persons Organization Published by Administrator On Thursday, May 12, 2016 Heidi Search Center is presenting a screening of The Cantinera at …

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The Cantinera Screening with Dottie Laster in San Antonio Benefits Missing Persons Organization

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 Heidi Search Center is presenting a screening of The Cantinera at the Alamo Draft House Cinema Marketplace located at  618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX.  The event will begin at 6pm with the film screening followed by a panel discussion led by Dottie Laster, Executive Director of Heidi Search Center who is featured in the film. The screening and panel discussion is open to the public and proceeds will benefit Heidi Search Center who is looking for 300 people to commit to a $20 per month recurring donation. For $20 per month the donation will assist in meeting budget needs and enable the center to continue to serve the families of missing persons. A special thank you to Ohlrich Law Firm for their sponsorship of this event. Seating is limited and tickets need to be purchased in advance at HeidiSearchCenter.Com The Cantinera captures the essence of trafficking for sex in the gritty bars and hidden back rooms in Houston’s cantinas. It takes viewers into the secret life, along with a group of advocates who fearlessly …

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Dottie Laster Special Guest at San Antonio Business Alliance Event

San Antonio Business Alliance (SABA) is hosting an event, Building a Better Community Mixer, being held Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:30pm-9:30pm CT. The event will be held at MA Harpers Creole Kitchen, 1816 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78208. Tickets are free to the public, but to register CLICK HERE. Dottie Laster, human trafficking advocate and Executive Director of Heidi Search Center will be a special guest along with artist, musician and community advocate, Anthony C. Edwards, and County Commissioner, Ramon Costas. The featured speaker is City Councilman, Alan Warrick with a update about economic development in San Antonio. Members of the community are urged to attend to learn from each of the guests about their individual contributions to the betterment of San Antonio, a growing and vibrant city. Celebrating and highlighting the accomplishments of these individuals, the event will recognize the educational, artistic, business, and civic achievements of  public servants who create and direct programs for the benefit of the citizens of San Antonio. San Antonio Business Alliance (SABA) is a business development and marketing platform organization whose …

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Dottie Laster Press Conference Announces Digital DNA Kit

On Monday, October 26, 2015 Dottie Laster, Executive Director of Heidi Search Center convened a press conference in San Antonio, TX to announce the creation of the Digital DNA Kit as a supplement to their Child ID Kits used to gather information in the event a child goes missing. Individual speakers at the press conference included Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert, Sheriff Susan Pamerleau, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Chief William McManus, San Antonio Police Department, Michelle Lee, FBI, and Dottie Laster, Heidi Search Center. The Digital DNA Kit is used by missing persons organizations and law enforcement agencies to get immediate information about where a missing child may be by tapping into their social media accounts.  “This is invaluable to parents to keep on record for if your kids disappear or runaway,” said Chief William McManus with San Antonio Police. Laster reports that Heidi Search Center offers a Digital Parenting Class that educates parents about the latest internet applications and to help make informed decisions regarding children and the internet. The San Antonio community has embraced the work of Heidi Search …

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Dottie Laster Presents for the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators Conference

The annual conference sponsored by the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI) will be held from August 24-August 27, 2015 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio. The theme of the 2015 conference is Pursuit of Excellence and features sessions addressing forensics, business, and investigations with various speakers and instructors. Dottie Laster, CEO of Laster Global Consulting and Executive Director of San Antonio’s Heidi Search Center, will address participants on August 27 on the topic of Human Trafficking: What Happens Post Recovery. Founded in 1971, TALI is steeped in history and continues to be the pace-setter for the private investigation industry. With more than 600 members world-wide TALI is dedicated to raising professionalism in the field of private investigations through continuing education, public awareness, advanced certification, networking and legislative involvement. Through the years of her career rescuing and restoring victims of human trafficking, Dottie Laster has become well-known among  private investigators across the country. In her new position as Heidi Search Center’s Executive Director she is in a position to bring her years of experience to …

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Dottie Laster named Executive Director of Heidi Search Center 

Human Trafficking Expert Accepts Position with Missing Persons Organization Nationally recognized human trafficking expert, Dottie Laster, has accepted the position of Executive Director of Heidi Search Center located in San Antonio, Texas. According to their website, “Heidi Search Center was established in August, 1990, following the abduction of 11-year-old Heidi Lynn Seeman. She disappeared from her Northeast San Antonio neighborhood on August 4, while walking home from a friend’s house.”  The non-profit organization provides community resources and aids law enforcement with search efforts, provides advocacy, and referrals. Dottie Laster is known nationally for her work in combating human trafficking. She is also affiliated with the Bernardo Kohler Center where she is accredited to practice immigration law. Laster has been directly involved in the rescue and restoration of hundreds of victims of trafficking and continues to offer her unique training to law enforcement and organizations. Recently, Laster has taken an active role speaking to youth in schools and colleges across the country, a population targeted by traffickers. Her skills with this population easily translates to the …

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