|This blog post was written by 1L Lorri Ann Drazan
This semester I have had the privilege to join the Center for Global Justice student staff as a first-year law student. Over the last few months, I have been working on a research project for Shared Hope International. Shared Hope is an organization that is dedicated to ending sex trafficking with a focus on prevention, restoration, and justice. My research has involved analyzing statutes in all 50 states to determine the possible repercussions on victim-offenders of statutes aimed at facilitators. Victim-offenders may perform similar acts like those of sex trafficking facilitators; however, victim-offenders often have no choice due to the amount of control the trafficker has over them. So far I have completely analyzed the statutes in three states and have begun analysis on six more states. Shared Hope will use our statutory analysis in implementing recommendations to state legislators to improve state laws regarding facilitators and victim-offenders.
This post was written by a Center for Global Justice student staff member. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect those of Regent University, Regent Law School, or the Center for Global Justice.