Leading Change, Transforming Lives
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

Sarah Dolan and Abigail Swenstein of the Exploitation Intervention Prevention presented at last week’s National Association of Social Workers annual conference entitled, "Leading Change, Transforming Lives" The panel, co-presented with the Center for Court Innovation, focused on "Victim and Defendant: Advocating for the Whole Client in New York's Human Trafficking Intervention Courts" and discussed best practices for interdisciplinary collaboration.

From NASW literature:

"With the advent of New York's Human Trafficking Intervention Courts, social workers have the opportunity to influence potentially sex-trafficked clients' outcomes both inside and outside the courtroom in exciting and meaningful ways. This session will review best practices when working with people who have been sex trafficked and will explore the importance of creating a supportive community through an interdisciplinary team sensitive to the impact of chronic trauma on the individual. In addition, effective legal-social work collaboration and opportunities for social work intervention within the context of the criminal justice system will be explored."

Great work!