In Our Backyard: Domestic Sex Trafficking

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

From the Event Description:

The Task Force for Women in the Courts Committee at the NYC Bar Association invites you to join a panel of distinguished experts leading the fight against sex trafficking for a conversation about the prevalence of domestic sex trafficking in the U.S. and in New York and the harm it causes.

Topics of discussion will include:

An overview of domestic sex trafficking and the issues unique to New York; The latest policy and legislative efforts at the macro level; What’s being done to prevent domestic trafficking at the local level; What the legal community and the Bar at-large could be doing to help support the efforts to combat domestic sex trafficking; Real life stories from the experts; Tips on how to help educate others in our communities

Moderator: DORCHEN A. LEIDHOLDT, Director, Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, Sanctuary for Families

Speakers: TAINA BIEN-AIMÉ, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women;
JAYNE BIGELSEN, Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives/External Affairs, Covenant House;
LAUREN HERSH, Director, Equality Now; CAROL SMOLENSKI, Executive Director, End Child Prostitution And Trafficking-USA

Sponsored by:

Women in the Courts Task Force, Rebecca Berkebile. Chair; Committee on Juvenile Justice, Lynn Leopold, Chair;
Committee on Sex and the Law, Pamela Zimmerman, Chair; Committee on Criminal Justice Operations, Risa Gerson, Chair;
Committee on LGBT Rights, Jordan Backman, Chair.