Combatting Human Trafficking Through Collaboration

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Human Trafficking is a crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services, or commercial sex through force, fraud, or coercion. Civil legal aid attorneys and public defenders can play important roles in stabilizing and supporting trafficking victims, and recognizing when a client who does not self-identify as a victim of trafficking is a survivor of this crime. The Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit, a specialized unit within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, leads the prosecution of human trafficking cases and plays a central role in implementing enforcement initiatives, strengthening strategic partnerships, and developing capacity of law enforcement partners to carry out victim-centered, trauma-informed investigations and prosecutions. Together, the Civil Rights Division and the equal justice community can advance anti-trafficking efforts and restore justice for victims.  

Join this webinar to learn about: types of legal services survivors of human trafficking need; how to identify when civil or criminal clients may be victims of trafficking; successful models for collaborating with law enforcement while maintaining a victim-centered approach; and opportunities for working with the Civil Rights Division to fight against human trafficking.


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