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Human Trafficking & Sex Work Decriminalization: A Panel Discussion

February 17 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sponsored by:

Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland

This FREE VIRTUAL SEMINAR is a panel discussion facilitated by the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. The topic of discussion is the interaction between human trafficking victimization and sex work criminalization. Panelists will discuss the pros and cons of decriminalization of sex work as it relates to human trafficking survivors in the state of Maryland, as well as how decriminalization may affect the tools professionals in the human trafficking prevention and victims’ services spheres have available to them to perform their job duties. Panelists will respond to prepared questions as well as questions posed by the audience.


  • Renee Battle-Brooks, Esq., Executive Director, Prince George’s County Human

    Relations Commission

  • Ashley Young, Esq., Managing Attorney, Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)
  • Additional panelists to be determined.


• Nicole Ezeh, JD., Human Trafficking Policy Advocate, Maryland Coalition Against

Sexual Assault

Webex: This training will be conducted in a virtual session via Webex. You will be provided with access information approximately 1 week prior to the training date.

Who Should Attend: Victim Advocates; Mental Health Professionals; Social Workers; Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement and Prosecutors. Members of Human Trafficking Taskforces, State, County or Municipal Agency Employees dealing with trafficking concerns, and other Community, Advocacy or Faith Groups working against Human Trafficking.

To Register: Please register by completing the attached registration form and forward to the following e-mail by Friday, February 12, 2021. USAMD.HTPSWorkshop@usdoj.gov

You will receive a confirmation of your registration by e-mail. For questions or additional information, please contact Frank Burch III at 410-209-4953 or Steve Hess at 410-209-4930.


February 17
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force