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New York State’s Campaign Against Sex Trafficking: What’s Next?

On October 5, 2012, the Feerick Center sponsored a program titled New York State’s Campaign Against Sex Trafficking:  What’s Next?  This program is part of lecture series made possible through the generous support of Law School alumna, Jill Cohen ’87. 

The program involved two components, a morning segment open to the public that provided the legal community with an overview and update on New York State’s anti-trafficking efforts and an afternoon segment that brought together practitioners working with sex trafficking victims to hear from medical experts and engage in inter-disciplinary discussion. 

The program was organized by a planning committee convened by the Center, which brought together leading experts on sex trafficking, Law School faculty, and law school students, including members of PIRC’s Law Students Against Trafficking. 

 

We estimate that approximately 250 members of New York’s legal community and others attended the morning’s program.  We were honored to have New York State Chief Judge Lippman give Introductory Remarks followed by a plenary exploring sex trafficking from various perspectives.  In the afternoon, approximately 100 practitioners working with sex trafficking victims attended a plenary session focused on trafficking, torture, and traumatic bonding.  We concluded the day with breakout sessions, which provided practitioners a rare opportunity to engage in inter-disciplinary discussion.  The discussion focused on a real-life case study, which explored the medical and psychological impacts of sex trafficking on a sex trafficking victim and the implications for practitioners and other professionals who came into contact with her. 

Online Documents:

Judge Jonathan Lippman’s Remarks for the October 5th Program
- Dr. BJ Cling’s Remarks for the October 5th Program
- Program for Morning Segment