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104H - ADOPTED AS REVISED - Urges Policy to Vacate Criminal History of Trafficking Victims

104H - ADOPTED AS REVISED - Urges Policy to Vacate Criminal History of Trafficking Victims

By Daniel Buchanan

RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to aid victims of human trafficking by:

a) Enacting and enforcing laws and policies that permit adult or minor victims of human trafficking to seek to vacate their criminal convictions, for crimes related to their prostitution or other non-violent crimes that are a direct result of their trafficking victimization; and

b) Establishing and ensuring funding for programs designed to assist human trafficking victims who are seeking to vacate such convictions.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges legal service organizations, state and local bar associations, law school clinics, and other legal assistance providers to develop pro bono programs and provide pro bono representation to assist victims of human trafficking in vacating convictions for offenses that are a direct result of their trafficking victimization.

DELETIONS STRUCK THROUGH; ADDITIONS UNDERLINED

Proposed Resolution and Report [MS WORD]

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