This semester I had the privilege to work on a project for Shared Hope. My team and I researched statutes that could be used to prosecute facilitators of human trafficking and victim offenders/bottom girls. Shared Hope uses our research and analysis to determine whether a state’s statutes specifically target the individuals they were written to convict or if the state’s statutes are too broad. Shared Hope then gives each state legislature a grade to indicate how well their statutes are targeting their intended recipient. Then, ideally, the state legislatures will make the necessary changes to more narrowly target the individuals responsible for trafficking offenses. It is tedious work, but it is a privilege to have the opportunity to influence state trafficking statutes across the country. Nothing in law school has been more rewarding than the work I have done for the Center for Global Justice.
This post was written by a Center for Global Justice student staff member. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect those of Regent University, Regent Law School, or the Center for Global Justice.