Labor Trafficking Committee Meeting
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Labor Trafficking Committee Meeting

This will be the second committee meeting for labor trafficking. We will discuss goals, committee framework, and more. This will be a meeting to establish relationships and determine the course of the Task Force's labor trafficking efforts. This meeting will include review of training materials to determine a shared messaging training for the committee members to disseminate.

To RSVP for the meeting or learn more about this committee, please email info@nolatrafficking.org 

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Justice for Trafficking Victims: Criminal  Restitution and Civil Remedies
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Justice for Trafficking Victims: Criminal Restitution and Civil Remedies

Trafficked persons have significant rights under U.S. law, but they cannot exercise these rights without competent legal counsel. Pro bono attorneys and advocates can change the game, allowing trafficking survivors to participate fully in criminal cases against traffickers, and in launching civil suits against the perpetrators.

This locally-tailored training will cover crime victims’ rights in federal cases, criminal restitution orders for victims, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and civil litigation against traffickers in federal courts. Topics covered:

  • Federal Definition of Severe form of Trafficking in Persons
  • Federal Mandatory Criminal Restitution pursuant to 18 USC 1593
  • Civil Right of Action for Trafficking Survivors pursuant to 18 USC 1595
  •  Basics of filing a civil complaint

The Human Trafficking Legal Center serves as a clearinghouse for survivors and law firms, bringing trafficking survivors together with highly-competent, well-trained pro bono attorneys nationwide.

Martina Vandenberg, President and Founder of the HT Legal Center and a former law firm partner with two decades of experience in the anti-trafficking field, will lead a training on using federal law to obtain justice for trafficking survivors.

 

REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN

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Community Event: FREE NOLA Screening of Priceless
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Community Event: FREE NOLA Screening of Priceless

Join FREE NOLA for refreshments and a screening of "Priceless". Age 16 and up only please, due to difficult content. To RSVP, please email georgiana@lakeviewchristiancenter.com 

About Priceless: Desperately in need of money and in hopes of regaining custody of his daughter, James (Joel Smallbone) embarks on a cross country delivery for cash -- no questions asked. When he discovers that he is delivering two young women, the questions in his mind begin haunting him mercilessly. When James finds himself falling for one of the women, he becomes an unlikely hero and must fight to save the innocence and lives of both of the ladies.

NOTE: This is a community member event, and not an event sponsored by the Task Force. We are not responsible for the content of this event, and it does not necessarily represent the views of the Task Force, the Dept. of Justice, etc. 

 

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Law Enforcement Working Group
Nov
2
11:30 AM11:30

Law Enforcement Working Group

The law enforcement working group is composed of agencies that meet regularly (usually once a month) to develop data-informed human trafficking risk assessments, share intelligence, identify potential targets, attend specialized training, and strategize ongoing or future investigations and prosecutions. In many meetings, a local or federal prosecutor runs through a list or case log of matters at various stages in the legal process in order to de-conflict and coordinate investigations, and follow up on cases already pending in court or the grand jury. It is chaired by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

If you are a law enforcement agent or officer and are interested in joining this working group, or are an existing member who would like details about this particular work group meeting agenda, please reach out to the Task Force at info@nolatrafficking.org. 

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General Task Force Meeting
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

General Task Force Meeting

The quarterly General Task Force Meeting will include key updates surrounding Task Force activities, successes, and upcoming events.

The second half of the meeting will be a "Regional Cross-disciplinary Panel on Labor Trafficking". This panel will include representatives from Homeland Security Investigations, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, and Jewish Family Services as they discuss their roles serving labor trafficking victims, the services they provide, and the cases that they've seen in the Greater New Orleans region, with a section at the end for a Q & A session. You won't want to miss this!

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CAST Training: Understanding the Legal Framework for Trafficking Survivors for Social Service Providers
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

CAST Training: Understanding the Legal Framework for Trafficking Survivors for Social Service Providers

  • 6363 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70118 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This full day training provides social service providers with an understanding of how to navigate
legal issues that may arise while providing services to survivors. This training will not cover how
to provide case management nor how to provide social services.
Topics include:
• Overview of legal definition of trafficking
• Overview of the legal system
• Privilege and confidentiality
• Ethical Considerations
• Access to Public Benefits
• State Victim Compensation
• Best practices working with multi-disciplinary teams

Event to be hosted at: Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans LA 70118

Training provided by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and co-sponsored by Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, and the Loyola University New Orleans Modern Slavery Research Project.

*Registration is limited to 60 persons. Only 5 persons may register per agency.

Register here: https://castla.quickbase.com/db/bmbtwqw58?a=nwr&_fid_29=121&dfid=13

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CAST Training: Legal Remedies for Trafficking Survivors
Oct
18
to Oct 19

CAST Training: Legal Remedies for Trafficking Survivors

  • 6363 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70118 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This two-day training hosted by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery (CAST) will be held for pro-bono attorneys and legal providers is an in-depth overview of the legal issues faced by trafficking survivors. Topics include: intake best practices, victim witness advocacy, immigration remedies and intro to civil remedies, and more.

This two-day training enables attorneys and legal providers to assist survivors of human trafficking. Training features include:

• Free registration to attorneys and legal providers. 
• Priority given to local attendees. 
• All attendees get access to free templates and resources on CAST's Legal Services cloud drive.
• Attendance both days is required for MCLE credit. No partial credit given.
• Supervising attorney must accompany paralegal, BIA Accredited Representative & law student.

If you have questions about the class or your registration, please email:

technicalassistance@castla.org

Register here: https://castla.quickbase.com/db/bmbtwqw58?a=nwr&_fid_29=122&dfid=14

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Survivor Services Committee Meeting
Sep
11
3:00 PM15:00

Survivor Services Committee Meeting

  • New Orleans Family Justice Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meeting Agenda:

  • Introduce you to our new Task Force Coordinator and other new members of the committee
  • Discuss housing-related gaps and potential "Housing Directory"
  • Discuss Task Force response social services gaps identified in Year 1 Evaluation
  • Review MOUs and create timeline for collaboration 
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