Delaware laws should help human trafficking victims rebuild their lives

Expanding Delaware’s expungement law for victims of human trafficking would give victims a second chance by allowing them to clear minor convictions incurred because of their victimization.

Op-Ed (Delaware)

Laura Graham, Kelly E. Head
News Journal (DE)
February 4, 2019
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Tags: Trafficking

Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Aid Society (Delaware)


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Many survivors have criminal convictions that are directly related to their trafficking victimization. A criminal record re-victimizes a survivor by forcing her to re-live her victimization every time she discloses her criminal history on job applications, and by making it nearly impossible to obtain the stable employment that she needs to achieve healing and independence.