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Blaming The Victim: The Need For Legal Relief For Human Trafficking Survivors

The Boston Bar Association published an article written by Associate Alyssa Scruggs which highlights her recent work for human trafficking survivors and the story behind the pending Sex Trade Survivors Act. 

Alyssa wrote, "Survivors of human trafficking, however, despite having been victims, often find themselves in the role of accused instead of accuser. Because of that role reversal, many trafficking survivors not only suffer the lasting emotional and physical effects of their victimization, but also face futures marred by criminal records that close doors to opportunities and new beginnings. Meanwhile, their traffickers very often go free, undetected by or simply beyond the concern of law enforcement."


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