About the NSL Collective

National Survivor Law Collective

The National Survivor Law Collective (NSL Collective) was founded in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is composed of U.S. organizations focused on providing free legal services to victims and survivors of all forms of human trafficking. The Founding Members include Free to Thrive, Trafficking Law Center, ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking), Justice Restoration Center, Moore & Van Allen and Paul Hastings.

ALIGHT and the National Survivor Law Collective (NSL Collective) thanks the American Bar Endowment for its support from April 2021 through March 2022.  With funding from the American Bar Endowment, the NSL Collective has provided 19 attorney trainings, training a total of 593 lawyers nationwide on trauma-informed care for human trafficking survivors. The NSL Collective also used funding to create a national listserv and database of human trafficking legal service providers. The NSL Collective is extremely grateful to the American Bar Endowment for their support in increasing trauma-informed legal services nationally. American Bar Endowment, thank you for your investment in supporting human trafficking survivors.

Goals of the NSL Collective

To provide a strong collective response to survivors’ legal and other needs across the country.

To increase resources for other organizations across the country who are providing direct services to human trafficking survivors.

To research and disseminate data-driven information on the legal needs of survivors.

To proactively develop and implement models of legal services that meet the needs of survivors today and into the future, shaped by their direct voice and participation.

To create capacity by training attorneys on national and global better-practices and trauma-informed considerations for serving human trafficking survivors.

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