Maximizing Justice, Minimizing Harm: The Prosecutors’ Role in Achieving Survivor-Centered Justice in Human Trafficking Cases

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July 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Jane Anderson, AEquitas Attorney Advisor, David Weiss, Deputy Chief, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, and Miiko Anderson, Deputy District Attorney, Fresno County District Attorney’s Office

This presentation will focus on how prosecutors can collaborate with others to better serve their communities by holding traffickers accountable and protecting victims and survivors in meaningful ways. The presenters will provide strategies to leverage the prosecutor’s leadership role to positively influence how investigations are initiated, conducted, and charged. Additionally, the prosecutor’s overlapping ethical obligations will be discussed, focusing on the duty to achieve justice over convictions and to proactively remedy wrongful convictions.