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Zoe's Story: A Journey Through (and Beyond) the Legal System

This graphic novel shares the experiences of a young girl who was sex trafficked and presents in court as a defendant.

Summary

Zoe’s Story shares the experiences of a young girl who was sex trafficked and presents in court as a defendant.

This graphic novel follows Zoe as she—

  • shares her story with a lawyer and social worker after she is arrested,
  • learns that someone she cared about was doing something illegal, and
  • engages with a survivor-led support group that offers a safe space to discuss her feelings about the case and the new terms she’s hearing, like “victim” and “survivor.”

Throughout the graphic novel, Zoe and anyone following her story, learns some techniques to help cope with strong feelings.

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Also in This Set

What's Going On? Your Rights and Who You'll Meet

This companion piece provides information for children and youth about the various people they might meet in a legal setting, the rights a victim or witness has in different courts, how trafficking is defined in the United States, and the laws and services that might be helpful.

 


 

 

Sergio's Story: A Journey Through (and Beyond) the Legal System

This story describes the experience of a young boy who was a victim of labor trafficking and is part of a federal case.

 

 


 

 

Jamie's Story: A Journey Through (and Beyond) the Legal System

This story follows a young individual who identifies as nonbinary and serves as a victim witness in a sex trafficking case.