Advocacy

The Policy Center does two types of advocacy: system level and individual level. We work to identify the policies and practices that need to change at the local, state and national levels. We also advocate to hold systems accountable for failing girls.

SYSTEM ADVOCACY

LAWS PASSED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHILDREN’S CAMPAIGN

  1. Child Marriage Ban (2018)
  2. Confidentiality of Juvenile Records (2016)
  3. Expungement of Records for Minors (2016)
  4. Civil Citations Expanded (2015)
  5. Protection of Safe Harbor for child sex trafficking survivors (2014)

 

2020 FLORIDA LEGISLATION SESSION WATCH

  • Updating.

ADVOCACY SPECIALIST HIGHLIGHT

Alyssa Beck

Working to eliminate luck from the equation

Role as Advocacy Specialist

In my role as an advocacy specialist, I use my voice to advise leaders in the anti-trafficking and juvenile justice reform movement to develop laws and practices that support survivors of sex trafficking and youth involved in the justice system. Using my lived experiences, I inform the work at the Policy Center through community trainings, research, advocacy, and public speaking.

INDIVIDUAL ADVOCACY

The Policy Center provides individual level advocacy to gain access to appropriate resources, monitoring quality of services, mentoring, transitional and re-entry services, housing, employment support, school connectedness and re-engagement. The Policy Center also helps girls and families learn how to advocate on their own behalf and navigate legal processes which can include arranging pro-bono legal services when warranted.