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CORT First Friday Webinar: Human Trafficking - Identifying and Serving Victims at Civil Legal Aid Organizations

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  • Starts: 12/13/2019 - 09:30 AM

  • Ends: 12/13/2019 - 10:30 AM

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Please note that the webinar will be on December the 13th to accommodate speaker availability.

Experts say that human trafficking is underreported in Appalachia and the mid-west, and the opioid epidemic is fueling a trafficking increase. Civil legal services organizations can be part of a safety net for trafficking victims, if staff know how to recognize and respond to a trafficking case. The webinar addresses:

- How legal aid staff identify a human trafficking case if a victim or victim’s advocate makes contact;

- What trafficking cases look like in the context of the opioid epidemic in Appalachia and the mid-west vs. immigrant forced sex and labor cases; 

- Red-flags for staff doing intake or interviewing clients;

- Resources that civil legal aid staff should be aware of and have in their toolkit if they are providing legal services to a victim;

- Types of civil legal needs for trafficking victims where civil legal aid can help. 

Presenters: Joyce Yedlosky, Co-Director of the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and a member of the attorney training team from the West Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force.

For more information and documents, see the training event on the CORT website.