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Justice for All? Addressing Systemic Barriers experienced by Victims of Color and Advocating for Change
Penn State Dickinson Law and the Steele Family Leadership Program in Gender and Racial Equity will host a virtual panel of victim advocacy experts to explore giving a voice to victims in legal proceedings, accessing and representing victims of trafficking and domestic violence, and addressing reform ideas. The discussion will give careful thought to institutionalized gendered racism as an obstacle in navigating the justice system on behalf of victims of crime. Panelists include:

• Tiffany Jeffers '08, Associate Professor of Law and Legal Practice, Georgetown University Law Center
• Jennifer Storm, Strategic Partnership and Outreach Consultant for the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)
• Suzanne V. Estrella, Legal Director, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
• Alexia Tomlinson '18, Justice for Victims Fellow, Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute) at Villanova Law


9:00-9:15 – Welcome and Description of Steele Family Leadership Program – Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law Danielle M. Conway and Kevin R. Steele '92, Montgomery County District Attorney

9:15-10:15: Victims’ Rights Compliance & Enforced, presented by Tiffany Jeffers and Jennifer Storm

10:15-10:20 – Stretch break

10:20-11:20 – Criminalized Victims of Human Trafficking & Importance of Trauma Informed Lawyering, presented by Suzanne Estrella and Alexia Tomlinson

11:20-11:30 – Stretch break

11:30-12:00 – Q&A with the panel and Kevin R. Steele '92, moderated by Lucy Johnston-Walsh '97

The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board has approved this program for 2 hours of substantive law, practice, and procedure credit and .5 hours of ethics, professionalism, and substance abuse credit. There is no cost to attend this webinar.

Mar 18, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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