Roundtable Discussion: Safe Harbor Policies addressing Trafficking Crimes Against Children


The National Conference of State Legislatures hosted a roundtable of state lawmakers, experts and practitioners to discuss current efforts to address child survivors of human trafficking.

The roundtable was held at NCSL’s 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago and was supported by the federal Office for Victims of Crime. Participants discussed efforts to combat child traffickers and provide services to survivors. For more details on the meeting, please listen to the audio summary below.

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Safe Harbor Legislative Roundtable | Audio Recording

Aug. 8, 2016 | Chicago

Participants in the Safe Harbor roundtable.

This meeting, podcast and webpage were supported by grant number 2015-VF-GX-K021, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Participant Roster


Nathan Brady, Utah Legislative Research
State Senator Maralyn Chase, Washington
Delegate Barbara Fleischauer, West Virginia
Speaker John Hambrick, Nevada
Senator Bill Ketron, Tennessee
Senator Susan Lee, Maryland
Senator Janis Ringhand, Wisconsin
Representative Angela Romero, Utah
Senator Renee Unterman, Georgia
Representative Jack Williams, Alabama
Micki Yearwood, Republican Caucus Chair's Office, Tennessee
Representative Dan Zwonitzer, Wyoming



Summar Ghias, STOP-IT, The Salvation Army Family and Community Services
Senator Toi Hutchinson, Illinois
Lou Longhitano, Human Trafficking Unit, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
Lauren Ryan, Safe Harbor/No Wrong Door Initiative, Minnesota
Ryan Shields, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health




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