Gratienne (Sienna) Baskin

  • Hosted by Urban Justice Center
  • Sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Service location New York, New York
  • Law school City University of New York School of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations, Trafficking/Slavery, Women's Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2007
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

My project includes family law and criminal law remedies for women trafficked into prostitution by their boyfriends and husbands, as well as immigration representation through the T and U visas. I will work with former victims to develop a collective voice to contribute to policy efforts around trafficking. Finally, by litigating for victims of trafficking who remain excluded from the U.S. for their acts of prostitution, I will ask the courts to question the hard line between "bad" sex workers and "good" trafficking victims.

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