January Happy Hour Features Corinna Jay Who Will Talk About Human Trafficking
Date(s) - Thu, Jan 15, 2015
The National Council of Jewish Women Austin Section will host a happy hour on Thursday, January 15th at Café Express, 3418 N. Lamar Blvd. Networking time is 5:30pm; the program starts at 6:00pm. Appetizers will be provided, and guests need only purchase their own drink. Newcomers are always welcome. RSVP by January 13th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corinna Jay is a caseworker on the Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program (STEP) at Refugee Services of Texas, Inc. Founded in 1978, Refugee Services of Texas is a social service agency dedicated to resettling and providing services to refugees and other displaced persons fleeing persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, and/or political opinion. RST has successfully resettled more than 15,000 refugees since its inception. STEP provides intensive case management, including safety planning and advocacy in accessing systems, to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and labor exploitation.
She is also Coordinator of the Hope through Health (HTH) Clinic with CommUnity Care. HTH is a medical home for survivors of exploitation.
In her presentation, Corinna will talk about the scope of human trafficking locally, nationally, and internationally. She will discuss current legislation that addresses this human rights violation/crime and how legislation has changed over time. An important take-away will be how to identify red flags and how you can respond, including the local resources and mobilization that aim to prevent human trafficking, protect victims, and prosecute perpetrators.
Corinna completed her BA at Sarah Lawrence College in 2008 and her graduate degree in social work (MSSW) at the University of Texas in Austin in 2012.