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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission TA Program Seminar
Aug
8
7:30 AM07:30

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission TA Program Seminar

  • Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center (map)
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Come learn about employment discrimination from the experts! Training that you cannot afford to miss. Join EEOC for the latest developments in EEO law and best practices from the experts who enforce the law. 

Will be held at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center on AUGUST 8, 2019

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

VISIT THE https://eeotraining.eeoc.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKWebId=0x2547b105

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CONTACT: MARVIS.HICKS@EEOC.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION

(504) 595-2861

What: EEOC’s Technical Assistance Program Seminar 2019

Where:  Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana

Date:  August 9, 2018; 8:15am - 4:30pm

RSVP: To RSVP, visit https://eeotraining.eeoc.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x138713632&varPage=location

Cost: This seminar has a $349 fee. CEUs and continuing education credits submitted. For more information, visit the registration page.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force. 

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Half Day Workshop Equal Employment Opportunity Commission TA Program
Jun
19
9:00 AM09:00

Half Day Workshop Equal Employment Opportunity Commission TA Program

Come learn about employment discrimination from the experts! Training that you cannot afford to miss. Join EEOC for the latest developments in EEO law and best practices from the experts who enforce the law. 

Will be held at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum, Grambling State University,

Grambling, LA 71245

June 19, 2019

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

VISIT THE https://eeotraining.eeoc.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKWebId=0x2547b105

View EEO Seminar registration to register for New Orleans

CONTACT: MARVIS.HICKS@EEOC.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION

(504) 595-2861

What: EEOC’s Technical Assistance Program Seminar 2019

Where:  Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana

Date:  August 9, 2018; 8:15am - 4:30pm

RSVP: To RSVP, visit https://eeotraining.eeoc.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x138713632&varPage=location

Cost: This seminar has a $349 fee. CEUs and continuing education credits submitted. For more information, visit the registration page.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force. 

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LCADV/NOFJC: Duluth Batterer Intervention Training
Jun
18
to Jun 21

LCADV/NOFJC: Duluth Batterer Intervention Training

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The New Orleans Family Justice Center are inviting you to our 2019 Statewide Batterer Intervention Training and Healing and Accountability Summit June 18-21, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. This training is intended for anyone working with families affected by domestic violence and we are extending this invitation to all professionals in attempt to expand of state’s capacity for Batterer Intervention work.

 Why do we recommend obtaining training in Duluth’s Domestic Abuse Intervention Program? Certified batterer intervention programs distinguish themselves from more generic forms of treatment by their emphasis on abuser accountability as well as victim safety. The Duluth model also focuses on larger community and statewide responses to domestic violence. Batterer intervention programs are considered by many to be an important part of a comprehensive approach to domestic violence, and some courts order offenders to attend these programs while on probation for a domestic violence offense. Beyond this, batterer intervention programs also appear to help significant numbers of abusers to change their behavior, and to have more positive relationships with their partners and children.
 
The goal of intervention programs is to teach abusive partners to develop empathy for their victims, identify and self-monitor negative thoughts, and to identify and interrupt the negative self-talk that often precedes incidences of violence, in order to prevent further abuse. The programs also aim to teach gender equality in relationships and typically teach participants to identify various forms of abuse, recognize and detail the type of abuse they have engaged in, take responsibility for the abuse, and find alternatives to violence, often helping participants learn to develop a non-abusive response to behavior that they might ordinarily respond to in an abusive manner. Despite this, batterer intervention programs are still underutilized, particularly by the larger human service and medical communities, who tend to view these programs as mere extensions of the criminal justice system.
 
The first 3 days of our statewide summit will be a comprehensive Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) training Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, presented by Duluth presenter, Mr. Ty Schroyer. The BIP portion of the training is perfect for anyone who:

  • Is interested in working with men who batter

  • Has the ability to be an educator

  • Has an openness to be self-reflective regarding one’s own struggle with privilege

  • Is looking to sharpen their facilitation skills and deepen their insight

  • Wants to start a batterer intervention program

  • Wants to become a certified Duluth men’s non-violence group facilitator 

(We strongly encourage anyone who is using early versions of the curriculum or parts or adaptations of more-recent versions to join us. Learning about the curriculum in this context should both deepen your understanding of the curriculum and how best to use it in a social change framework.)
 
The topics that will be covered include: theories that guide Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, facilitating structured, interactive classes, establishing and maintaining dialogue while avoiding collusion, using control logs, equality logs, exercises including role-plays and video vignettes, helping men identify and change beliefs that support violence, and learning how a Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter program fits within a Duluth Model interagency coordinated community response.
 
Following the 3 day Duluth training, the Healing and Accountability Summit will be a 1-day community-wide gathering to discuss various intervention and accountability models for those who commit domestic violence and/or sexual assault, as well as discussions of ‘systems accountability.’ Drawing on varied approaches from experts nationwide, the summit will give those in New Orleans an opportunity to reflect on our current systems and how could we improve/shift our approaches. It will be a chance to deepen our understanding of effective intervention and how we measure ‘success’ in intervening on violence.
 
Cost: The cost of attendance for the Duluth’s training for LCADV tier 1,2, and 3 members is only $100/person and $225/person for non-members. The Summit on day 4 will be FREE to attend! Registration for both is now open and the registration deadline is June 11, 2019 at 4pm.

Continuing Education: 17 CEUs are being offered for social workers upon completion of the batterer intervention training (Days 1-3). 6 CEUs will be offered for social workers for The Healing and Accountability Summit for a fee of $40. Payments should be made on the day of the summit by cash or card. 
Accommodations: Also, a room block has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113, for June 17-20th. It is only 1 block away from the training/summit which will be held at the New Orleans Family Justice Center. The group rates are $149 for king bed rooms and $174 for double beds. To reserve a room, please use the link below. Please do so soon because, the block is filling up quickly and the cutoff date to book is 05/28/19. https://book.passkey.com/go/duluthjune2019

Registration: http://lcadv.org/2019biptraining/
Batterer Intervention Training: http://lcadv.org/2019-statewide-batterers-intervention-training-form-page/

Healing and Accountability Summit: http://lcadv.org/2019-healing-accountability-summit-form-page/

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force. 

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Human Trafficking Vacatur Training
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking Vacatur Training

The Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force is hosting a training featuring national legal services expert Jamie Quient, President and Managing Attorney from Free to Thrive in San Diego. Free to Thrive empowers survivors of human trafficking to be free from exploitation and to thrive by providing them with legal services and connections to other supportive services.

This full day program will train attorneys on the legal needs of human trafficking survivors and the models for serving these needs. The program will then guide participants through trauma-informed lawyering practices, and provide an in-depth learning experience about providing vacatur support to victims and survivors of trafficking. The program will conclude with identifying concrete action items for participants to turn their ideas into ACTION!

This free event is specifically tailored to individuals working in legal services or judicial system in Louisiana: attorneys, pro-bono services, judges, court members, etc. are welcome to join for this training. Additionally, folks who attend should have a base-level understanding of what human trafficking is prior to attending this course. To find out if you qualify to attend this training, please contact us at info@nolatrafficking.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to attending the Human Trafficking Vacatur Training, we require that participants have attended at least one human trafficking training. We cannot stress enough how important this is- please ensure that you understand the basics of human trafficking prior to attending. We suggest accessing one of these online training modules listed below:

Other interesting resources related to vacatur and post-conviction work for trafficking survivors:

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Human Trafficking 101 Training
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Human Trafficking 101 Training

The LSU Tigers Against Trafficking are hosting the GNOHTTF to provide a Human Trafficking 101 training. This training will identify common misconceptions, provide an overview of trafficking vulnerabilities, and equip attendees with tools to identify potential trafficking situations. This training is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, March 23rd from 2-4pm

Where: Barnes & Noble Event Room, Union Castillion Room 304, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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Human Trafficking 101 Training
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Human Trafficking 101 Training

The LSU Tigers Against Trafficking are hosting the GNOHTTF to provide a Human Trafficking 101 training. This training will identify common misconceptions, provide an overview of trafficking vulnerabilities, and equip attendees with tools to identify potential trafficking situations. This training is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, March 23rd from 2-4pm

Where: Barnes & Noble Event Room, Union Castillion Room 304, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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Webinar: The Essential Role and Function of Task Force Coordinators
Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: The Essential Role and Function of Task Force Coordinators

Are you a new task force coordinator who would love to hear from more experienced task force coordinators about their role? Is your task force already established, but interested in learning how other task forces have structured task force coordinator roles and responsibilities? On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 2:00PM – 3:30PM EDT, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will present a webinar for ECM human trafficking task forces to discuss the vital role of task force coordinators.

This webinar will:

  • Describe BJA and OVC recommendations for task force coordinators

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of task force coordinators

  • Highlight effective strategies to streamline communication within the task force

  • Discuss ways to stay on target to ensure completion of administrative and operational activities

  • Offer event planning tips, including how to obtain sponsors and access resources  

  • Provide insight into the task force coordinator’s role in data collection, sharing, and analysis, as well reporting of performance measurement

  • Introduce new and upcoming resources for task force coordinators

Presented by:

  • Alissa Huntoon, Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance

  • Mary Atlas-Terry, Victim Justice Program Specialist, Office for Victims of Crime

  • Leanne McCallum, Task Force Coordinator, Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force

  • Emily Schwartz, Director, North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force

Moderated by:

  • Erin Albright, Visiting Fellow, Human Trafficking Task Forces, Office for Victims of Crime

 

Attendance: Task force coordinators are required to attend, but all task force members are welcome and encouraged to join.

Register here or click this link: https://cqpublish.post.utah.gov/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_landing.html?sco-id=579565&_charset_=utf-8

 

For more information or questions, feel free to contact Cari Jankowski at the IACP, 1-800-THE-IACP X802 or jankowski@theiacp.org.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-VT-BX-KOO1 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Developing a Community Response for High-Risk Victims of Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation
Feb
4
to Feb 5

Developing a Community Response for High-Risk Victims of Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

Construct a multidisciplinary response to high risk victim cases. Quantify the problem of sex trafficking locally, define the high risk victim and the correlation and commonalities between the chronic runaway, repeat victims of sexual abuse, and the child victimized through sex trafficking. Learn effective victim interview techniques and a 5-point strategy to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC).

During the training, you will engage in a group exercise to develop your own local response for child victims of sex trafficking.

Is this training for you?

The following would benefit from this training:• Court System Personnel• Emergency Management• Law Enforcement• Law Enforcement Support• Prosecutors• Social Workers• Tribes/Tribal Partners• Victim Service Providers

When: Feb 4-5, 2019

Where: Methodist Children’s Home Chapel: 904 Deville Ln, Ruston, LA 71270

Registration: This is a free event, but advanced registration is required. Priority registration due December 28th. Registrations will still be accepted after this date based on your qualifications to attend and if seats are still available. Tuition, student materials, and instructional costs are provided by the AMBER Alert Training & Technical Assistance Program.  https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00000111/TRI0007991/developing-a-community-response-for-high-risk-victims-of-child-sex-trafficking-and-exploitation

For more information: Contact Jim Walters at (877) 712-6237 or askamber@fvtc.edu

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the GNOHTTF. The Task Force is not responsible for the content of this training, and is not responsible for the coordination of this event 

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Panel: Human Trafficking Response in New Orleans
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Panel: Human Trafficking Response in New Orleans

This community event will give attendees a window into human trafficking response in the Greater New Orleans region. The event will start with a brief human trafficking 101 presentation, and then a panel discussion from members of the anti-trafficking community representing law enforcement, social services, and coordinated response. This event is sponsored in partnership with the Mid-City Library and is open to the public. This event is free to attend.

When: January 23, 2019. 6:00pm- 7:30pm.

Where: Mid-City Library, 4140 Canal Street New Orleans

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Webinar: Rethinking Representation of Human Trafficking
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Rethinking Representation of Human Trafficking

The GNOHTTF's Task Force Coordinator, Leanne McCallum, will be presenting a webinar through the Minnesota Safe Harbor Network. This training is "Rethinking Representation: Framing Human Trafficking". This 2 hour webinar specifically for professionals in the anti-trafficking field- particularly those who conduct outreach, awareness, and training.

Overview:

Representation is “the description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way or as being of a certain nature”. This training explores how the anti-trafficking movement represents human trafficking in its public awareness efforts via visual media, stories and testimonies, and data and statistics. By the end of the training, participants will be able to identify common missteps and promising practices to utilize a trauma-informed, survivor-centered approach to authentically sharing information about human trafficking.

Goals/objectives:

  • Explore what “representation” means and how human trafficking practitioners use it and why it’s important

  • Identify common missteps within the mainstream human trafficking representation and where those ideas originated

  • Discuss promising practices in representation of trafficking

  • Consider how to apply this to our own organizations

RSVP information TBD.

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Multi-disciplinary Human Trafficking Investigation Training
Apr
25
to Apr 26

Multi-disciplinary Human Trafficking Investigation Training

  • Lakeview Christian Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A specialized multi-disciplinary training from the Department of Justice and the International Associate of Chiefs of Police is coming to our Task Force!

THIS TRAINING IS INTENDED FOR PROSECUTORS, INVESTIGATORS AND VICTIM SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS WHO HANDLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES AND/OR SERVE THE VICTIMS OF THESE CRIMES. 

Instructors include some of the nation’s leading subject matter experts and topics include:

  • Overview of human trafficking statutes and techniques to prove all elements based on most recent case law

  • National and regional trends in sex and labor trafficking – do we have these in our region? Are we looking in the right place?

  • Victim-centered, trauma informed approach – what is it and how do I do it?

  • Proactive victim and case identification techniques using a multi-disciplinary team approach

  • How to make your case larger and stronger

  • Not another war story – sex and labor trafficking case studies with practical lessons learned

  • Anticipating and defeating common defenses

  • What’s my role – the roles of prosecutors, investigators and services providers on a human trafficking task force. Techniques to anticipate and face the growing pains

  • Evidence to make a case stronger

  • Navigating victim’s needs throughout the criminal justice system process – it takes a team

  • What do I do with the victim who commits a crime?

  • Restitution – investigator and prosecutor’s roles

The DOJ and IACP will be providing this 1.5 day specialized multi-disciplinary Task Force training which has been rescheduled for April 25th and 26th, 2018. This technical assistance training provided by the Dept. of Justice has been tailored specifically to the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, and will provide vital insight into the roles needed for successful collaboration in the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases.The full day training will be open to all Task Force member organizations, the half day will be specifically for law enforcement and prosecutors only.

The IACP training will be happening in lieu of the General Task Force meeting, Survivor Services committee, and Law Enforcement Working group for the quarter in order to increase participation and limit the "meeting fatigue" on our partners. We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE all of our partners, and particularly our key partners, to attend this training: law enforcement, social service providers, prosecutors and legal service providers' attendance is necessary for this assistance to be a success!

RSVP:

Day 1: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-orleans-human-trafficking-task-force-training-day-1-tickets-41880064400

Day 2: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-trafficking-task-force-training-day-2-tickets-41880285060

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Human Trafficking Mentorship Training
Mar
20
to Mar 21

Human Trafficking Mentorship Training

  • 320 Metairie-Hammond Highway Metairie, LA, 70005 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This two day training has been designed for Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana, but is open to any service providers who are working directly with juvenile victims/survivors of human trafficking. 

TOPICS COVERED:

  • human trafficking 101

  • trauma speak: a trauma-informed perspective to victim experiences within child trafficking

  • mentorship program challenges and successes

  • the CARE model and CAC resources for juveniles

  • "Not the perfect victim"

  • human trafficking resources in the Greater New Orleans community

  • self care

TRAINING PROVIDED BY: 

  • Covenant House New Orleans

  • Healing Place Serve

  • Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force (training organizer)

  • Children's Advocacy Center New Orleans

  • Volunteers of America Southeast Lousiana

RSVP:

To RSVP, email lmccallum@nolatrafficking.org. Space for the event will be limited. Priority for attendance will be given to Volunteers of America staff, and then to staff of organizations providing the training. Other RSVPs will be considered in the order that they are received, and will be contacted to confirm whether they've been approved to attend by the event organizer. 

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CAST LA: Criminal  Restitution and Civil Remedies
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

CAST LA: 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.

RSVP NOW OPEN! 

Click the link above, or copy this URL into your browser: https://castla.quickbase.com/db/bmbtwqw58?a=nwr&_fid_29=148&dfid=2  

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HP Serve: Trauma-informed Care and Human Trafficking 101
Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

HP Serve: Trauma-informed Care and Human Trafficking 101

  • 4829 Winbourne Avenue Baton Rouge, LA, 70805 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At HP Serve, we believe that being able to identify victims of human trafficking or those who are at a high risk of being trafficked is an invaluable resource. We see the behaviors of trauma before we see the pain that it creates. Trauma survivors are often raised in an environment of dysfunction and distrust. The language they use is birthed from this chaos and often translates poorly to those of us trying to serve them. By learning to decode the language of trauma you will better understand the victims and better serve Justice.

Our four main objectives for this training are as follows:

□ Have a better understanding of what trafficking is.

□ Be able to better identify the red flags in trafficking victims.

□ Gain insight into how to speak and connect with victims to meet their needs.

□ Learn how the language of a trafficking victim is filtered through their trauma.

This training is a free training provided by HP Serve. 

RSVP BY JANUARY 10, 2018 to Tammara.Crawford@hpserve.org include name of your organization along with number of individuals who will be in attendance.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is not hosted by or endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force. 

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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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