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Center for Court Innovation - "Meeting the Needs of Justice-Involved Women: Specialized Court Responses to Victim-Defendants "
Webinar from the Center for Court Innovation
Meeting the Needs of Justice-Involved Women: Specialized Court Responses to Victim-Defendants Thursday, March 30th / 3:00 p.m. EST (90 minutes)
Content: Research on justice system responses has shown that a one size-fits-all approach is not effective. For female defendants, it is especially critical that their needs are met in an individualized, gender-responsive way. Justice-involved women have complex histories of trauma and abuse that can be masked if courts aren’t assessing them effectively. This can be complicated further when the line between victim and defendant blurs, particularly in cases involving intimate partner violence and human trafficking.
This webinar will discuss best practices for working with justice-involved women. It will highlight the work of the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court in New York, which has a Hidden Victims Project that identifies victims of human trafficking and links them to services.
Faculty: Robyn Mazur, Center for Court Innovation, Afua Addo, Center for Court Innovation, Judge Toko Serita, Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court, New York.
Registration/Questions: This webinar is free and open to all who wish to attend. We are committed to access for participants with disabilities and Deaf participants. We encourage our colleagues with disabilities and Deaf colleagues to attend. If you have a question regarding access, please contact Jenna Smith at the Center for Court Innovation: firstname.lastname@example.org.