Category: human trafficking

A Pioneering Columbus Courtroom Helps Trafficking Victims Find Hope

NPR By Paige Pfleger A diversion program for victims of human trafficking is spreading to cities around the country. The model has roots in Columbus, Ohio, where a judge decided to direct women toward rehabilitation instead of jail. Ten years ago, Judge Paul Herbert was sitting in a courtroom when he noticed a trend. He …

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Effective Strategies to Investigate and Prosecute Labor Trafficking in the United States Training

This two and a half-day training, sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, is designed to enable investigators and prosecutors to proactively identify victims of labor trafficking and effectively investigate and prosecute these …

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International Conference on Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Increasing Access

End Violence Against Women International’s annual conference will focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking, and elder abuse. The conference aims to bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers, and others in a three-day conference that highlights …

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