Legal First Responders: Closing the Justice Gap for Human Trafficking Survivors

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Legal First Responders: Closing the Justice Gap for Human Trafficking Survivors

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Issue Area #4: Access to Justice for Trafficking Survivors

Human trafficking survivors face a diverse range of legal obstacles that arise from the circumstances of their exploitation, including criminal record impediments, family law obstacles, and immigration challenges. Yet, they often lack the knowledge and the financial means to secure skilled legal representation. Known as the “justice gap,” this inability to secure legal assistance often impedes survivors from moving toward a brighter future. In this presentation, Nate Knapper discusses the urgent need to close this justice gap through the establishment of a national network of “Legal First Responders” — an army of attorneys committed to servicing survivors’ legal needs on a pro bono basis.

Legal First Responders: Closing the Justice Gap for Human Trafficking Survivors

Issue Area #4: Access to Justice for Trafficking Survivors

Human trafficking survivors face a diverse range of legal obstacles that arise from the circumstances of their exploitation, including criminal record impediments, family law obstacles, and immigration challenges. Yet, they often lack the knowledge and the financial means to secure skilled legal representation. Known as the “justice gap,” this inability to secure legal assistance often impedes survivors from moving toward a brighter future. In this presentation, Nate Knapper discusses the urgent need to close this justice gap through the establishment of a national network of “Legal First Responders” -- an army of attorneys committed to servicing survivors’ legal needs on a pro bono basis.

Nate Knapper, JD, Founder & CEO, The Joseph Project
Nate Knapper is the Founder & CEO of The Joseph Project, a nonprofit organization that connects human trafficking survivors with pro bono legal counsel. He simultaneously serves as a federal law enforcement officer (Detroit, MI). In this capacity, he conducted trafficking investigations involving both adult and juvenile victims. Nate also previously served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Michigan Department of Attorney General (Lansing, MI), where he served on the Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Michigan. Nate is a graduate of Calvin University (Grand Rapids, MI), Pepperdine University School of Law (Malibu, CA), the Straus Dispute Resolution Institute (Malibu, CA), and The FBI Academy (Quantico, VA).