Ms. Kate Mogulescu, Supervising Attorney in the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice in New York and Adjunct Professor, City College of New York will be at the College Campus to deliver a talk on Criminal Justice System and its response to Human Trafficking on Friday February 05, 2016.
In 2011, Ms. Mogulescu founded and developed the Legal Aid Society’s Trafficking Victims Advocacy Project, the first anti-trafficking project to be implemented by a public defender organization. She continues to run this innovative project, which aims to better identify victims of trafficking and exploitation among individuals prosecuted for prostitution in New York City.
Ms. Mogulescu’s project has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and lauded by the American Bar Association. She regularly trains public defenders, prosecutors, and other stakeholders in the criminal justice system. In 2012, Ms. Mogulescu was named a finalist for the American Constitution Society’s David Carliner Public Interest Award.
Ms. Mogulescu spoke in length the role of Legal Aid societies and its relevance in addressing the issue of human trafficking all over the world. He heavily drew upon her experience in the city of New York. Her talk was very inspiring. She also mingled with students and had a great interactive session.