Trafficking & Trauma: Engaging in Legal Advocacy for Survivors of CSE
Featuring introductory remarks by The Honorable President Judge Marsha H. Neifield, Philadelphia Municipal Court
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
1 - 4:15 p.m.
Laurence E. Hirsch '71 Classroom (Room 101)
In 2014, the Pennsylvania legislature enacted the Commonwealth’s first comprehensive anti-trafficking statute. The statute provides enhanced legal protections for victims of human trafficking, including a civil remedy and the ability to vacate convictions for crimes that occurred as a direct result of victimization. These critical protections can help victims restore their lives and reduce some of the collateral consequences of their experiences. However, since the statute was enacted, very few survivors have successfully utilized these provisions.
”Trafficking & Trauma: Engaging in Legal Advocacy for Survivors of CSE” will introduce attorneys to the federal and state laws related to commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The symposium will feature introductory remarks by The Honorable President Judge Marsha H. Neifield,. Participants will be trained in the technical instruction and empirical knowledge necessary to pursue post-conviction relief on behalf of survivors and learnhow to engage in trauma-informed lawyering.
The event takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 from 1-4:15 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Rm 101) at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. It is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 2 substantive credits and 1 Ethics credit.
1 - 1:05 p.m.: Welcome
1:05 - 1:15 p.m.: Introductory Remarks
The Honorable Marsha H. Neifeld, President Judge, Municipal Court of Philadelphia
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.: Legal Responses to Sex Trafficking in Pennsylvania
Shea M. Rhodes, Esq., Director and Co-Founder, Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.: Trauma-informed Lawyering: Best Practices for Working with Survivors of CSE
Jamie Manirakiza, MSW, LSW, Anti Human Trafficking Specialist, Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.: Legal Remedies for Survivors of Sex Trafficking
Sarah Robinson, Esq., Justice for Victims Fellow, Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation