More than 300 judges, court administrators, prosecutors, legislators, and academics from across the nation gathered in New York City on Oct. 8, 2015 in an attempt address and explore solutions to end the horror of human trafficking at The National Summit on Human Trafficking. The event was hosted by New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. Representatives from 46 states attended for the day-and-a-half interactive symposium to share best practices in part from successful state court models to battle what has come to be known as the “fastest growing criminal industry in the world.”
Lippman stated that New York was thrilled to host a premier event to raise awareness about the scale of human trafficking and noted the key role that state courts are able to play “to combat this modern day form of slavery, where victims beginning at the youngest of ages are exploited by a vast and evil industry.”
For more information please see the New York Courts Press Release.