In Everyone’s Backyard: The Hidden Truths of Human Trafficking
Presenter: Katherine Kaufka Walts, JD
University of South Carolina
Katherine Kaufka Walts, JD
Ms. Kaufka Walts is the Director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to joining Loyola, Ms. Kaufka Walts served as the Executive Director of the International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA). At IOFA she developed several projects in the US and abroad advancing the rights of children and youth, including a program to develop the capacity of child welfare system to better respond to child trafficking and exploitation cases. Prior to IOFA, Ms. Kaufka Walts managed the Counter-Human Trafficking project at the National Immigrant Justice Center, where she successfully represented dozens of victims of human trafficking in the United States within immigration and criminal justice proceedings under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
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