Webinar: The Hurdles Victims of Human Trafficking Face
Date: March 27 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm Location: Webinar
The Hurdles Victims of Human Trafficking Face
A polyvictim is someone who has been victimized multiple times through different crimes over the course of his or her lifetime. Mounting evidence shows that polyvictimization occurs at alarming rates, especially within certain victim populations. Among those most commonly victimized multiple times are victims of human trafficking, who often suffer multiple crimes that go unrecognized and unprosecuted. This results in a unique set of hurdles and needs as these victims access justice and services to support healing.
Join attorneys from NCVLI and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) for a webinar entitled The Hurdles Victims of Human Trafficking Face. This presentation explores why trafficking victims are more likely to be victimized multiple times; the unique obstacles that victims of trafficking face in accessing justice and preventing future victimizations; and suggests some strategies for overcoming these hurdles, providing holistic services that address all of the traumas endured by these victims, and obtaining the rights these victims deserve.
This webinar is part of the Protecting Polyvictims’ Rights Project Webinar Series, funded by the Office for Victims of Crime.
The first webinar in the Series, Polyvictimization: What It Is and Why It Matters to Victims’ Rights, was facilitated on February 8, 2013 as a foundational webinar, providing information on the mental health impacts of multiple victimizations and an overview of victims’ rights. A recording of this webinar is available on the trainings database of NCVLI’s bar association website, NAVRA (www.navra.org) to Enhanced Members and will be provided for a limited time on NCVLI’s website here.
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- ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS -
Terry L. Campos, J.D., Responding to Online Fraud Project Director, NCVLI
Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Campos was an appellate attorney with the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Chicago, Illinois. During her time at OSAD, Ms. Campos represented indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases. Ms. Campos interned for the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Campos has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College with a certificate in Criminal law.
Angela Me-Gyung Chung, Staff Attorney, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
Angela M. Chung, Esq., joined Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) in February 2012. Ms. Chung is a graduate of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy at UCLA School of Law. As a Staff Attorney, Ms. Chung provides direct legal services to U.S. citizens and L.P.R. survivors of human trafficking and victim advocacy in the state and federal criminal court systems. She also provides technical assistance on human trafficking cases throughout the United States.
Prior to joining CAST, Ms. Chung was an associate attorney at Horton & DeBolt, LLP prosecuting employment discrimination and harassment cases, and a deputy public defender, providing criminal defense work for indigent clients in Los Angeles County. Before practicing public interest law, Ms. Chung was a community organizer in Oakland and Los Angeles dedicated to creating alternatives to incarceration and addressing racial and gender inequality. Ms. Chung speaks fluent Korean and is a local writer on politics.
Stephanie Richard, Policy & Legal Director, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
Stephanie Kay Richard, Esq., is the Policy & Legal Director at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) where she provides direct legal services to survivors of human trafficking and technical consultation on human trafficking cases nationwide. Ms. Richard has also worked as an attorney at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law and at the civil rights litigation firm, Swick & Shapiro. She is the author of State Legislation and Human Trafficking: Helpful or Harmful?, published in the Michigan Journal of Law Reform (Feb. 2005). She graduated summa cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law, where she was the recipient of a public interest/public service scholarship. She is licensed to practice law in California, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington, DC.
This webinar was produced by NCVLI under 2012-VF-GX-KO13, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.