Free To Thrive President Speaks At 2017 Just Conference In New Orleans

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Free to Thrive President Jamie Quient will speak October 25, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the nation’s leading conference on juvenile sex trafficking, the 2017 JuST conference.

The JuST conference focuses on today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field, with presentations and workshops focused on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned.

Jamie will join Staff Attorney Melanie Delgado of the University of San Diego Children’s Advocacy Institute and Deputy District Attorney Fanny Yu of the San Diego County Attorney’s Office on a panel titled “Legal Evolution in the Response to CSEC, and Legal Remedies for CSEC Survivors”.

Jamie brings legal expertise on post-conviction relief and other remedies for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC).  Jamie actively participated in a coalition that advocated for the passage of a groundbreaking new law in California that clears a path for survivors of human trafficking to clear criminal records related to their trafficking through a petition for vacatur. Since that new law, codified under California Penal Code 236.14, went into effect January 1, 2017, Jamie has worked closely with key stakeholders to implement the law and is representing clients seeking this remedy.