How are community services changing?
The increased health and financial hardships of the pandemic are causing the community landscape to change. You may have noticed that many familiar services are restricting service, or perhaps even closing. This turbulence has a tremendous impact on the at-risk populations served by the domestic violence agencies, shelters and pantries. And it puts more pressures on the community services like ALIGHT that do remain.
LIGHT has stepped up our services to help more survivors in more places than ever. Beyond emergency relief, the key is to stabilize and prevent further emergencies through critical intervention. Free legal services enable survivors to fight evictions, protect their rights at work and secure custody of their children in safe environments.
We have developed key relationships with Paul Hastings LLP and Moore & Van Allen law firms to provide more robust and expansive service through our work with the National Survivor Law Collective. The ALIGHT Survivor Advisory Council continues to inform and support our work on the dramatically changing needs of survivors at this time.
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In Full Light,
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.
FOCUS: CULTS & HUMAN TRAFFICKING
With the sex cult NXIVM and Jeffrey Epstein continuing to dominate the news, many are left wondering how such extreme abuse and control can take place in this day and age. Cult experts have developed 15 characteristics as a tool for families and professionals to identify if a loved one or client was in a high-control group.
ALIGHT is collaborating with The Avery Center for Research, a survivor-led organization, to bring you 8 Characteristics Cults & Human Trafficking Schemes Share. This article dives into how the cult patterns look in the context of sex trafficking, with a moving account of the experience of one survivor, Tiona, at this intersection.
NATIONAL SURVIVOR LAW COLLECTION
PAUL HASTINGS LLP and MVA JOIN US
In April 2020, ALIGHT co-founded The National Survivor Law Collective (NSL Collective), an assembly of organizations focused on providing legal services to human trafficking survivors. We are delighted to welcome Paul Hastings LLP, a leading law firm with 12 US offices, and Moore & Van Allen, which operates a unique Human Trafficking Project model, to our work.
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