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Criminal Record Relief for Survivors of Human Trafficking

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Produced on March 03, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Many survivors of human trafficking interact with the criminal legal system most frequently by virtue of their own arrest and prosecution. This course will explore this phenomenon and introduce practitioners to the national effort to lessen the harm of criminalization on trafficking survivors in the form of state criminal record relief laws.

Almost all the states in the country now offer some form of criminal record relief for trafficking survivors. In this program, practitioners will learn how these laws work and how stakeholders in different jurisdictions can collaborate to draft, pass, improve, and implement criminal record relief laws. Further, the course will help lawyers identify best practices for working with survivors seeking relief in a way that supports empowerment and healing.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore how trafficking survivors end up in the criminal legal system and the resulting harm
  2. Analyze state law offering criminal record relief to trafficking survivors for prior arrests and prosecution resulting from their exploitation
  3. Identify best practices for practitioners working with trafficking survivors to obtain relief 

Credit Information

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Kate Mogulescu

Brooklyn Law School

Kate Mogulescu is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she directs the Criminal Defense & Advocacy Clinic. Her work and scholarship concentrate on gender issues in the criminal legal system, with a focus on sex work and human trafficking. Prior to joining Brooklyn Law School, Kate spent 14 years as a public defender with The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice. Kate has founded several projects that attempt to address the criminalization of vulnerable and exploited people, including the Exploitation Intervention Project (2011), the Survivor Reentry Project (2016) and the Human Trafficking Clemency Initiative (2017). Kate received her J.D. from Yale Law School and B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton.


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Edwin G.

A little heavy on some politically correct nonsense, but, overall, not terrible.

Bonnie B.

Great! Speaker's passion about topic shines through.

Shilpa G.

The faculty was wonderful - both in her technical knowledge and also in conveying the human issues that need to be recognized.

Anne R.

Fantastic presentation. Super-smart & informed; really interesting to listen to. Greatly enjoyed this and learned a lot.

Therese H.

Excellent present.

James A.

Very clear and well-organized. I appreciated the opportunity to be exposed to this material, even though it is outside my practice area.

Dermot H.

Excellent program; well done.

Janine H.

Seamlessly coherent approach to a complex set of problems.

Charles C.

This faculty member did a wonderful job of teaching the legal concepts and also of explaining the more human aspects inherent in the course.

Karen T.

Instructor was very knowledgeable with excellent materials and a superb presenter.

Barry G.

Best speaker I have heard in many years as an attorney (42 to be exact).

Sharon L.

Excellent presenter!

Lynn D.

This attorney was awesome! Super helpful practical advice for dealing with clients.

Thomas S.

This was very helpful as a criminal defense attorney who wants to best help clients that intersect with this area.

Laura H.

Absolutely superb!

Sara K.

Excellent presentation

Holly H.


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