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Our organization has had difficulty identifying enough attorneys who will take on pro-bono cases to meet our client needs. Additionally, we have found attorneys who want to work with victims of trafficking...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon Hi Robin, This issue you raise is too common on several fro...
Robin Thompson
03/06/2013
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Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
arrow icon Robin- I can certainly understand your struggle. Pro bono at...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics...
OVCRC
03/06/2013
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How might an attorney approach a case differently when assisting a minor victim of trafficking as opposed to an adult?
RG
03/06/2013
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Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
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I work for a small non-profit, and by request we will be putting together a 1-day conference on the topic of human trafficking, primarily with the target audience of state social workers. As this is a new...
Adrienne
03/06/2013
arrow icon I heartily concur! There are some great speakers with exper...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
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Robin
03/06/2013
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What is the legal community doing to ensure attorneys (and judges) in all practice areas, including and beyond prosecution and immigration, are trained in human trafficking? Access is supposed to be availa...
Anonymous
03/06/2013
arrow icon As other questions and responses have indicated, the legal i...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
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What are the most common civil legal needs of adult and minor victims of human trafficking? To what extent are these needs satisfied or not by existing civil legal assistance?
Marny Rivera
03/06/2013
arrow icon Juveniles, whether US citizens or non-US citizens will have ...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon part 2 The civil legal manual done by Kim and Werner (see t...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon Hi Marny, Each case is so different, so it is hard to say w...
Robin Thompson
03/06/2013
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How does law enforcement determine that this is a human trafficking case? Are there code designations in case reports?
Velma Veloria
03/06/2013
arrow icon I would also add to Jean's ideas that human trafficking case...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon Velma- Of course all investigations are different, but gener...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
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What are some best practices for Universities or colleges to obtain funding for victim service programming that is collaborative with law enforcement and community service providers? Are there any long-te...
R Monaco-wilcox
03/06/2013
arrow icon Thank you both! We're hosting programming that links surviv...
R Monaco-Wilcox
03/06/2013
arrow icon Another model is a growing number of law school legal clinic...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
arrow icon St. Thomas University College of Law has conducted a Human T...
Robin
03/06/2013
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What are some good publications that address this topic in a way that may also be helpful for victim advocates and other service providers?
Question
03/06/2013
arrow icon To add to Robin's list, you can check the HHS Rescue and Res...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
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Robin
03/06/2013
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Where can attorneys get information, training and technical assistance with regard to victim's rights enforcement, particularly for victims involved in criminal cases against their traffickers?
Mary
03/06/2013
arrow icon Mary- There is a growing body of work supporting crime victi...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
arrow icon Hi Mary, In terms of victimís rights, you should know that...
Robin
03/06/2013
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How do you know if non-profits working to end human trafficking in the US or in other nations are making progress in identifying and assisting victims and not misusing or diverting funds?
Bernat
03/06/2013
arrow icon Thanks Bernat. On the issue of working with IPV programs, yo...
Robin Thompson
03/06/2013
arrow icon Thank you. I ask not because I distrust the checks and balan...
Bernat
03/06/2013
arrow icon Hello Bernat: If you are asking in order to know whether to...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon Bernat- In my opinion, as a former non-profit director, the ...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
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Is there data on the prevalence of trafficking among foster youth (current or former)? Are there initiatives underway to address trafficking risks among this population?
Connie H.
03/06/2013
arrow icon part 3 There are many other resources there. I think both C...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon Part 2 DCF as an institution started work to institutionaliz...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon Hello Connie: I donít have data but there have been news sto...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon Connie- The Department of Health and Human Services is worki...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
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Please describe some scenarios where trafficking victims may need help from someone with experience in public benefits law, and where I might look in my community for this service?
Mary
03/06/2013
arrow icon Mary- Traffickers often take control of the identity documen...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
arrow icon part 2 For US citizen survivors, they are also a resource h...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon Hi Mary, I would recommend that you contact your local lega...
Robin
03/06/2013
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What unique legal needs do victims of labor trafficking present? And, to the extent that the service needs are unique, is it preferable to have a specialized program (or at least a dedicated and specialize...
Sarah Warpinski
03/06/2013
arrow icon part 2 This can mean also working with the Equal Employment...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon Hi Sarah. I would also add that even if there is labor traff...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon There are few attorneys who can represent a client in the fu...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
arrow icon Sarah- Labor trafficking victims, most generally, present em...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
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How are different jurisdictions addressing the issue of keeping the minor victims in a placement so services can be provided without finding the minor victims delinquent or guilty of some crime?
Craig Hargrow
03/06/2013
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Craig Hargrow
03/13/2013
arrow icon Hi Craig. Iíll also add that the issue requires that people ...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon Craig- As you might expect, there are a range of approaches....
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
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In your experience, to what extent do trauma symptoms inhibit victims of trafficking as they seek legal services or participate in investigation and prosecution? What should lawyers be aware of in terms of...
Sarah Warpinski
03/06/2013
arrow icon On this issue, Sarah, Iíd add that making sure that the lawy...
Robin
03/06/2013
arrow icon Attorneys can take the following actions to better serve tra...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
arrow icon Sarah- Trauma can have a tremendous impact on trafficking su...
Jean Bruggeman
03/06/2013
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