Maximizing Justice: Building a Prosecution Review Process
Justice can be measured and achieved in a variety of ways. In human trafficking cases, there are a number of avenues to justice—and it is paramount to consider both a victim’s perception of justice and law enforcement’s objective to maximize offender accountability. Determining the most effective route to justice requires knowledge of each avenue and the unique statutes, policies, and procedures that shape them.
This webinar will help participants to: identify and analyze relevant state and federal statutes; mitigate collateral consequences to victims by accounting for their privacy, safety, and autonomy; and develop a process or strategy to conduct case reviews for prosecution referrals.
Target Audience: Prosecutors, law enforcement, and multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking task forces
Overall Objectives: This webinar will help participants to: Identify and analyze relevant state and federal statutes; mitigate collateral consequences to victims by accounting for their privacy, safety, and autonomy; and develop a process or strategy to conduct case reviews for prosecution referrals.
Project Funding Provided By: The Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. This product is supported by the International Association of Chiefs of Police under 2020-VT-BX-K002 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Includes: A webinar presented by: Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas and Amada Bond, Project Coordinator (former), IACP (Moderator)
To learn more about IACP’s anti-human trafficking resources, go to the https://www.theiacp.org/projects/anti-human-trafficking-training-and-technical-assistance.
Senior Attorney Advisor
Jane Anderson brings her expertise in prosecuting domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking to her role as an Attorney Advisor with AEquitas. Prior to joining AEquitas, Jane served as a prosecutor in Miami, Florida where she tried many of the state's first human trafficking cases. In her role as a founding member of the Human Trafficking Unit, Jane developed policies to better identify and provide necessary services to trafficking victims, while ensuring offender accountability through the use of digital evidence and creative charging decisions. Jane also served as a supervisor in the Domestic Violence Unit, where she trained new attorneys and oversaw the prosecution of domestic violence, stalking, and violations of protection orders. Throughout her career, Jane prosecuted felony-level crimes of all types, including homicide, kidnapping, and sexual assault. Currently, Jane’s responsibilities include serving as a member of the IACP technical assistance team and as ICF’s “field coach” for human trafficking prosecutors around the U.S. Jane graduated cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Amada Bond (Moderator)
Project Coordinator (former)
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Amada Bond is a former Project Coordinator in the Programs division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), where she currently works on the OVC Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Human Trafficking Task Force Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program to support the needs of the local ECM task forces. Prior to joining the IACP, Amada served as a Program Manager at CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children of DC, where she designed her own program, EMPOWER. The EMPOWER program provided specialized advocacy for youth survivors of human trafficking and sex crimes cases in the DC Superior Court. Amada was a part of the District of Columbia’s Human Trafficking Task Force with the U.S. Department of Justice as a representative of CASA DC, as well as a member of the HOPE Court Planning Committee. HOPE Court is a specialized court within the DC Superior Court for youth survivors of human trafficking. Prior to working for CASA DC, Amada served as a Senior Peer Case Supervisor at CASA of Southern Maryland. Amada has more than 7 years of experience working with youth in the court system and otherwise, including various positions at a children’s advocacy center, a juvenile court and probation, a juvenile detention center, a residential facility, and an inpatient hospital. Amada holds a BA in Juvenile Law and Deviance from Gettysburg College, a MSL degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a MS degree in Justice and Public Policy from American University.