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Panel Discussion on Vacating Prostitution-Related Convictions for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Vacating Prostitution-Related Convictions for Victims of Sex Trafficking

In 2010, New York became the first state in the nation to allow victims of sex trafficking to clear their records of prior prostitution-related crimes. This program will help you to identify whether your client may have been trafficked and will serve as an introduction to the process of filing a motion to vacate a prior prostitution-related conviction.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the NYC Bar Association.  Space is limited. To RSVP, email Julia Busetti at julia.busetti@gmail.com.

Sienna Baskin in the News

Trafficked Women’s Second Chance,” By Hugh Ryan, The Daily Beast, 10.14.11

“’There was no way to go back and erase a criminal conviction in New York,’ says Sienna Baskin, co-director of the organization that helped Maria, the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center. SWP is a legal advocacy organization that helps sex workers of all kinds, from trafficked individuals to those who freely engage in commercial sex. In 2007, SWP helped create the New York Anti-Trafficking law, which made human trafficking a statewide offense.”

Quarterly Meeting

New York Anti-Trafficking Network Quarterly Meeting

When: June 17, 2010, 10-am-12pm

Where: City Bar Justice Center, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

RSVP: immigration-intern@nycbar.org

Invited Guest Speaker:

Noy Thrupkaew, Fellow, Open Society Institute

Noy Thrupkaew is a freelance writer based in New York City who writes on international affairs and culture. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, The Nation, and The American Prospect, where she is a Senior Correspondent. She previously worked as an Associate Editor of Sojouner: The Women’s Forum and has received Fulbright and International Reporting Project grants to conduct research in Thailand and Cambodia. She is currently a fellow at the Open Society Institute, researching trafficking for the purposes of labor and forced prostitution.

NY Anti-Trafficking Network members will also discuss our latest work

Suzanne Tomatore, City Bar Justice Center will discuss the successful lobby to the NYPD to provide U visa certifications and her recent trip to Mongolia

Ivy Suriyopas, AALDEF will discuss her important work on an Amicus Brief arguing for the rights of trafficked domestic workers to file civil suits against their diplomat traffickers

Sienna Baskin, Sex Workers Project will provide updates to bills before the New York State legislature impacting human trafficking survivors

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