Virginia Beach Justice Initiative

Total Votes: 3  
Interest: 57

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Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

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In 2016 our team was able to help draft and enact two victim/survivor laws, which passed, providing confidentiality to victims of trafficking when seeking services and provisions allowing victims of trafficking to sue their traffickers, including a 7-year statute of limitations rather than 2 years, attorneys fees and punitive damages.

In 2017 our team was involved in the passage of two bills. The first, mandates the development of awareness and training materials that will be distributed to all school nurses and guidance counselors. The second, extends the confidentiality of address program to some human trafficking victims.

2018 legislative advocacy efforts are underway as the Virginia legislative season begins. We are currently in need of volunteers/interns to join our 2018 Legal Advocacy Team!

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Virginia Beach Justice Initiative
P.O. Box 3018, Chesapeake, VA 23327

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."