Do criminal records impact human trafficking survivors, and how is ALIGHT stepping in?
“How can people who have been victimized get their lives together if… society does not let them work?”
-one respondent to the 2016 National Survivor Network Member (NSNM) Survey
To support survivors’ ability to untangle from these injustices, we are partnering with the Colorado Women’s Bar Association to engage and train more attorneys on this issue. For details on the legal training in January 2019, see below.
Additionally, our flexible, survivor-centric model enables us to respond to such gaps in services with extra legal capacity. For criminal defense attorneys interested to assist at this time by joining our mobilized legal network, contact us here.
In Full Light,
The ALIGHT Team
ALIGHT exists to unlock a fresh start for survivors. We ENVISION a world where every human trafficking survivor connects to a mobilized legal network to rebuild and thrive.
How does ALIGHT fight for the rights of human trafficking, using next-generation solutions? View video above.
AUGUST 15-17, 2019 FAMILY LAW INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM, VAIL, CO
JANUARY 18, 2019 RECORD SEALING TRAINING, HOGAN LOVELLS LAW FIRM, DENVER, CO: Save the date! On Friday, January 18th, ALIGHT and the CWBA will co-host a CLE on sealing criminal records. Event will take place 8 – 11 am at the law offices of Hogan Lovells at 1601 Wewatta St. #900, Denver.
See event details here.
IN THE NEWS
From TechSoup’s impact story on ALIGHT:
“Traffickers employ sophisticated methods to run their operations, using tools like blockchain, social media, and GPS technology to increase their ability to exploit people for profit. They also abuse the law in order to make it difficult for victims of this crime to achieve freedom. They take people’s personal documents (such as passports), steal their identities, and force them to commit crimes…
ALIGHT is an example of a growing number of nonprofits that leverage technology to better realize their mission goals.”
Read in full here.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
BLOG ARTICLE ON ALIGHT’S DENVER STARTUP WEEK HEADLINE EVENT “TECH FOR GOOD,” DENVER, CO: Working on social justice causes affecting marginalized or vulnerable populations means devoting extra attention to ethical design and implementation.
Read the blog here.
OCTOBER 7, 2018 THE JUSTICE RUN, LITTLETON, CO: We had a fantastic turnout for the 2018 Justice Run. Plus, ALIGHT Team’s Taylor Hannegan came in #1 in the 10-K! Thank you to our supporters and team from Hope United Methodist Church – and congratulations to the runners!
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