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The Criminalization of Trafficking Victims: Beyond Prostitution (Webinar)

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Over the past decade, there has been increased public awareness that sex trafficking survivors are often arrested and prosecuted for prostitution. The reality is that many survivors of both sex and labor trafficking are at increased risk of being arrested for a range of crimes related to the circumstances of their trafficking. As a result, justice system stakeholders should consider ways to reduce further victimization and the collateral consequences caused by justice system involvement.

Join this webinar to learn how criminal legal system actors can respond to questions of culpability, develop a range of case resolutions, leverage safe harbor laws, assert affirmative defenses, and provide retroactive remedies for survivors with criminal records.

Participants will learn to:

-Recognize barriers to disclosure of human trafficking experiences
-Identify common co-occurring crimes in survivors' cases
-View culpability on a spectrum
-Consider appropriate case resolutions
-Understand affirmative defenses and safe harbor laws

Name: Megan Ward
Phone: 202-885-2875
Email: [email protected]

Date Created: December 12, 2019