NJN Judicial Responses to Labor Trafficking 7.6.21 [pdf]

Victims of labor trafficking appear before state court judges in a wide range of state court proceedings including protection orders, dependency, delinquency, guardianship, child support, custody, children in need of protection, employment cases, and criminal court cases (both misdemeanors and felonies). Victims of labor trafficking may be adults, youth, or children and some may also be victims of sex trafficking. This webinar will discuss federal and state law definitions of labor trafficking, provide examples and tips to help courts identify victims, review legal remedies available for victims, and describe steps state court judges and staff can take to help labor trafficking victims. Faculty will discuss the role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), prosecutors, and judges in combating labor trafficking and connecting victims with programs that offer help to victims.