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LEGAL ADVOCACY

Every child in Compassion First’s care has been legally rescued by local police. Most trafficking survivors will be called to testify against their traffickers in court. Each of the children in our care are provided with their own attorney who assists and protects her throughout the process. A court day is a well-prepared event for staff and survivors alike. Prior to testifying, a survivor has had a slow but steady stream of meetings with her counselor, attorney, prosecutor, and security staff. Each survivor goes into court with the best possible preparation. Through an agreement with the courts, a survivor is accompanied by a House Mom who sits beside her in the witness chair. Throughout the entire legal process, CF partners with law enforcement and prosecution to keep survivors safe and comforted.

We are seeing genuine progress in the prosecution of those committing human trafficking crimes.