Intersection of Family & Juvenile Law and Human Trafficking

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Intersection of Family & Juvenile Law and Human Trafficking

Register for Family Law & Human Trafficking Seminar

July 27, 2017 Live Webinar

Savannah Sanders

The Intersection of Family & Juvenile Law and Human Trafficking

By Savannah Sanders, author of Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents & Professionals

Divorce was the first event that left me vulnerable, it was the beginning of a pain filled journey of sexual and physical violence that ultimately led to me being trafficked. Services providers, community members, educators and the people who loved me the most all missed it.

70% of human trafficking victims have involvement with the family and juvenile courts at some point in their childhood and 88% of traffickers witness domestic violence as children. Trafficking is preventable through understanding the complexity of childhood trauma and getting to the root of the problem.  It is imperative that we recognize risk factors in the court room before a trafficker does on the street.

Lawyers, mediators, GALs, CASAs and judges see victims of human trafficking before them without even knowing it.  Within the court system it is important for everyone involved in the case to understand 5 basic principles:

  1. Trauma Sensitive Services and Practices
  2. How to identify and interview trafficking victims
  3. Barriers to success for survivors of trafficking in and out of the court room
  4. Understanding and implementing restorative justice techniques 
  5. Expanding evidenced based best practices to include human trafficking.

These 5 principles will help family law professionals advocate for appropriate services to prevent trafficking. Help insure children are not being placed back with their abusers or traffickers. Utilize a multidisciplinary approach to improve outcomes. Create a more trauma-sensitive approach when handling trafficking cases so that survivors are able to begin the lifetime process of healing.

 Who should attend:

•    Family and juvenile court judicial officers
•    Lawyers
•    Custody evaluators
•    Mediators
•    Guardians ad litem  
•    Court appointed special advocates
•    Parenting coordinators


Savannah Sanders is a leading advocate in the prevention of child sex trafficking. A survivor of hardships, abuse, and trafficking, Savannah is now living a full life as a victim's advocate, wife, and mother of four. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in social work and is working with the Sojourner Center as the Trafficking Coordinator. Sanders shares her story and speaks regularly to groups across the United States on anti-trafficking efforts and ways to support victims.

Savannah is the author of Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals.


10:30am - 12pm Pacific Standard Time

Continuing Education

Unhooked Media will provide a certificate of attendance to all attendees. The certificate will verify attendance at the seminar and may be used to apply for continuing education credits with your accrediting organization.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE: This seminar may qualify for the required child abuse and domestic violence training under Arizona Revised Statutes 25-406C. 

FOR ARIZONA ATTORNEYS: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirements of specialists. This activity may qualify for up to three (3) hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.