National Crime Victim Law Institute
Webinar: Financial Justice for Trafficking Victims in the United States
Date: 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT September 19, 2013
As part of the Legal Assistance for Crime Victims: An OVC Capacity Building Initiative, OVC TTAC and the National Crime Victim Law Institute are working collaboratively to expand the availability of pro bono and no-cost legal assistance for victims of crime nationally. Part of that collaboration includes developing and delivering a series of webinar trainings.
Facilitated by NCVLI’s Terry Campos J.D., this webinar will address the financial recovery rights of human trafficking victims, including criminal restitution as well as civil tort claims. Founder and president of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, Martina E. Vandenberg discuss how to secure full restitution orders, including the hurdles victims face in accessing restitution, calculating costs, proving causation, and navigating tax consequences. She will also discuss the civil claims available for crime victims and the best practices for securing full recovery in the civil arena.
Martina E. Vandenberg J.D.
Vandenberg is the founder and president of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center. Vandenberg established the Center in 2012 with generous support from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) Fellowship Program. Vandenberg has spent nearly two decades fighting human trafficking, forced labor, rape as a war crime, and violence against women. Vandenberg has represented victims of human trafficking pro bono in immigration, criminal, and civil cases. She has testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law, the Helsinki Commission, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Armed Services Committee on an array of human rights issues.
A Rhodes Scholar and Truman Scholar, Vandenberg has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the American University Washington College of Law.
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are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Office for Victims of Crime or OVC TTAC.