A difficult but necessary aspect of anti-trafficking efforts is navigating the legal process and having our girls testify against those that trafficked them. Compassion First provides each client with protection, expert legal representation, and advocacy for all aspects of their human and children's rights.
Three of our girls are currently in court, two are very difficult cases. One includes the extremely serious matter of testifying against family. The other is even more complicated where a corrupt court is actually flipping cases onto victims. We are currently advocating for all three of our clients in court as well as those who we've discovered have been wrongly imprisoned.
As we grapple against the legal entanglements, it alerts us even more to the manipulative and complex nature of trafficking. These three precious girls represent a small number of victims who fall prey to corrupt law enforcement and courts. Let's take this personally and continue to speak out against what's happening to ensure that victims are not treated like criminals.
For the full story: http://lifeattheturn.net/2011/03/07/victim-survivor-hero/
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