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Tuesday, August 20 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
"Restorative Justice for Survivors of Sex Trafficking"

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This session will explore the legal remedies and protections available to survivors of sex trafficking, with a focus on vacatur and expungement laws. Many survivors continue to endure stigma and suffer from collateral consequences associated with criminal records that resulted from their victimization. Today, forty-two states have some version of a vacatur law that enables survivors to clear their record of unjust convictions. These laws are illustrative of a national trend toward recognizing that survivors of commercial sexual exploitation should not be criminalized for a crime that is committed against them. While state-based vacatur is a valuable remedy, the laws are still inadequate. This session will equip participants with the knowledge necessary to advocate for further legislative and policy reform. Furthermore, to leverage post-conviction remedies, survivors need access to affordable, trauma-informed legal advocates. We will train participants on confidentiality and other legal considerations, make recommendations for incorporating trauma-informed practices into legal advocacy, and encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration.)

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Sarah Robinson and Jamie Lee Pizzi

Justice for Victims Fellow Institute to Address
Sarah Robinson and Jamie Lee Pizzi are attorneys with the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation. They educate and provide technical assistance to those who respond to commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania, the United States and beyond, promoting victim-centered... Read More →

Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT

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