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Panel: “Children Migrating Alone & The Trafficking Victims Protection Act”

In light of the recent influx of unaccompanied children arriving at our southern border, the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women and Children Project will host a panel discussion on the intersections of unaccompanied youth and human trafficking. While some have looked to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act as a source of the recent surge in the migration of children, others counter that the law is in place to enhance their protection. The panelists will discuss their work with unaccompanied youth and victims of human trafficking, best practices for screening, and recent developments.  NYATN steering member Suzanne Tomatore will moderate.  Read more….

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

6-9 pm

Please sign in to register at www.nycbar.org

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City Bar Justice Center Releases Special Report on 150 Human Trafficking Cases

NYATN member City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project (IWC) released a special report, “Spotlight on 150 Human Trafficking Cases.”  This report reflects over a decade of direct representation of low-income immigrant survivors of human trafficking in the New York City metropolitan area and informs the Justice Center’s advocacy and policy recommendations.  The report states, in part, “Of the 150 human trafficking cases, 54.6% involved labor trafficking and 45.3% involved sex trafficking. Domestic work was by far the most frequently reported form of labor trafficking, representing nearly 80% of the labor trafficking cases.”  Read more….

City Bar Justice Center’s report: “Human Trafficking in the United States: Proposing Concrete Solutions to Better Data Collection”

NYATN member City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project released a report, “Human Trafficking in the United States: Proposing Concrete Solutions to Better Data Collection.”  The report states in part: “law enforcement, prosecutors, the media and activists often focus only on the salacious sideof sex trafficking. This exclusive focus discourages survivors of labor trafficking, many of whom were compelled through sexual and physical violence, from seeking help….  In an effort to better train law enforcement, first responders, the judiciary and society at large, it is crucial to have a more accurate picture of the issue through better data capture.”  Read more….

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