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HUMAN TRAFFICKING WORKING GROUP

The monthly working group is an informal opportunity for attorneys and legal service providers to ask questions and share experiences about handling human trafficking cases. This is an opportunity to get technical assistance at no cost from legal professionals across the country.  As an added benefit, you will have access to updates in anti-trafficking legal and policy issues.
 
The group is held the 4th Wednesday of the month from 12-1 PM PST/3-4 PM EST.
 
To join, please sign up here: http://eepurl.com/8TV35.

Join our Human Trafficking Brown Bag Workshop by clicking here.

UPCOMING 2015 DATES:
  • January 28
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 22
  • May 27
  • June 24
  • August 26
  • September 23
  • October 28
  • December 23
CALL IN ONLY

Dial-in Number: 218-844-1930

Participant Access Code: 3296492

TRAINING – Human Trafficking 101

This comprehensive 8 hour training offers an in depth introduction to the legal immigration benefits available for trafficking survivors, including detailed information on applying for T and U visas, information on working effectively with law enforcement, and an overview of the civil remedies available to trafficking survivors. 6 MCLE credits are available.

We also offer a comprehensive two-day (16 hour) which is an in-depth overview of the legal issues faced by U.S. citizen and foreign national victims of human trafficking, including criminal victim witness advocacy issues, civil remedies, and immigration benefits. It is relevant to attorneys in many different areas of practice, including Criminal, Civil, Family, Dependency, Delinquency, and Immigration. This training provides up to 14 hours of MCLE credits including some ethics credit for participants who attend both full days.

Training cost is FREE if you commit to representing one human trafficking case pro bono within the year. $300 for materials* and Training if you are unable to take on a case. To receive notice of an upcoming training in your area please email: legalintern@CASTla.org.

INDIVIDUAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

CAST seeks to provide individual technical assistance and resources to legal service providers who are assisting trafficking survivors with legal issues. For personalized technical assistance from CAST attorneys, you must be one of the following:

  • Office of Victim of Crimes federally funded agency;
  • AZ based service provider;
  • Los Angeles based legal provider; or  
  • Have attended a CAST 8 hour training.

All others must register as a member and pay a registration fee.  To register as a member, please complete a membership application and email to erika@castla.org.

Registration for T-Visa Working Group

 
 
 
 

Registration For Human Trafficking 101

 
 
 
 

Additional Resources

Child Trafficking Resource Project

Studies show that the trafficking of minors may comprise as much as 30 to 50 percent of all trafficking cases, however only 13 percent of trafficking cases currently identified and assisted by the U.S. Government are minors. In response to this disparity between identifying child trafficking and its actual existence, CAST created a Child Trafficking Outreach Initiative to provide resources and training to organizations that could help to identify and serve trafficked minors. The Child Trafficking Resource Project (CTRP) is the cornerstone of this Outreach Initiative and was established to increase identification of child trafficking survivors in the Los Angeles Area.

Click here to visit the CTRP Web site with valuable resources and training manuals.

Legal Intake Guide

Legal Intake for Trafficking Clients

Legal Resources

Guides and Reports

A Guide for Legal Advocates Providing Services to Victims of Trafficking
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/victims/humantrafficking/ca/documents/HT_Advocate_Legal_Guide.pdf

A Guide to Human Trafficking and the T-Visa Process
American University Washington College of Law and The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund
http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/reference/additional-materials/iwp-training-powerpoints/2012/september-20-21-2012-new-orleans-la/trafficking/11_T-visa-MANUAL-ES.pdf

Policy Papers on Human Trafficking for Legal Service Providers
Freedom Network
http://freedomnetworkusa.org/about-us/policy-advocacy/freedom-network-factsheets-2/

Close to Slavery: A Report on Guestworker Programs in the United States
Southern Poverty Law Center
http://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/downloads/publication/SPLC-Close-to-Slavery-2013.pdf

Identification and Legal Advocacy for Trafficking Survivors, 3rd Edition
New York Anti-Trafficking Network
http://aaldef.org/docs/T-visa-manual-3rd-ed%281208%29.pdf

Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic
Violence Attorneys and Advocates Jean Bruggeman and Elizabeth Keyes
http://www.abanet.org/domviol/pdfs/DV_Trafficking.pdf

Reconceptualizing Approaches to Human Trafficking: New Directions and Perspectives from the Field(s)
Loyola Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 2007-47
http://bit.ly/1U7PdPj

Gaining the Trust of Your Victim-Witness: A Guide for Law Enforcement Working Human Trafficking Cases
Global Freedom Center, Kelly Heinrich & Jennifer Podkul 
http://globalfreedomcenter.org/GainingTrustGFC.pdf

The IOM Handbook: Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking
International Organization for Migration
http://publications.iom.int/bookstore/free/IOM_Handbook_Assistance.pdf

Interviewing Trafficked Person’s Guidelines
World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/OMS_Ethics&Safety10Aug07.pdf

Trafficking, Demand and the Sex Market
Lin Lean Lim
http://lastradainternational.org/lsidocs/334%20Lin%20Lean%20Lim%20TraffickingDemand%20Sex%20market.pdf

Meeting the Legal Needs of Child Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Children’s Attorneys & Advocates
Eva Klain & Amanda Kloer
http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/migrated/domviol/pdfs/Child_Trafficking.authcheckdam.pdf

 

Other Resources

Care for Trafficked Children
USCCB
http://www.brycs.org/clearinghouse/anti-trafficking-resources.cfm#victimservices

United Nations Crime Commission
http://www.uncjin.org/

Human Trafficking Trends in the United States
Polaris Project
http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/resources

National Human Trafficking Hotline, Training and Resources
Trafficking Resource Center
http://www.traffickingresourcecenter.org/