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Issue Area #4: Access to Justice for Trafficking Survivors

Friday, October 16, 12 – 1:30 PM ET

Human trafficking survivors face a diverse range of legal obstacles that arise from the circumstances of their exploitation, including criminal record impediments, family law obstacles, and immigration challenges. Yet, they often lack the knowledge and the financial means to secure skilled legal representation. Known as the “justice gap,” this inability to secure legal assistance often impedes survivors from moving toward a brighter future. In this presentation, Nate Knapper discusses the urgent need to close this justice gap through the establishment of a national network of “Legal First Responders” — an army of attorneys committed to servicing survivors’ legal needs on a pro bono basis.