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Are You A Survivor Seeking Legal Help?

Bridging The Legal Gap Between Survivors & Services

Human trafficking is the deliberate exploitation of individuals for profit through coercion or forceful involvement in sexual activities or forced labor. Sadly, instances of human trafficking occur daily within the United States. This form of exploitation is often concealed, as survivors fear the consequences of coming forward. Traffickers employ harsh physical and psychological tactics that result in not only immediate pain and trauma, but also long-lasting effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Stockholm Syndrome, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and more. Furthermore, survivors are frequently coerced into breaking the law and subsequently face punishment as criminals, which further impedes their ability to secure employment, find housing, and access education. At Human Trafficking Justice and Freedom International, we firmly believe that survivors should not be treated as criminals for actions they were forced to commit while being victimized. If survivors bear no responsibility for the crimes they were compelled to carry out, they should never have been arrested or charged in the first place. By vacating or expunging their records, we aim to rectify this injustice and provide them with the opportunity to rebuild their lives.


Take A Case

Just Free has a need for volunteer lawyers in several practice areas ranging from criminal defense to family law.

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HT 101 Training

Want to learn more about human trafficking or taking cases from a trauma informed approach? Join our monthly meeting.
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Proceeds aim to ensure survivors receive sufficient legal representation and social services.

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We kindly request that you spread the word about our non-profit organization to your bar association and consider allowing us to present our vision to them.

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Policy Reform

Write to your General Assembly member and sign the petition. We can’t make progress without pressuring lawmakers to change the status quo.
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Contact Us

For questions on how to volunteer, pro bono cases, training, or more, contact HTJFI  today.

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Founder Of HTJFI
Patrick McKenna Esq.
Legal Perspective

Make Justice Happen

Human Trafficking survivors are in desperate need of legal services, such as expungement/vacatur, family law (to include temporary and permanent restraining orders), and child custody services, to name just a few. It is a fact that most trafficking survivors lack the financial resources to access essential legal services.  The result is that justice is permanently elusive and outside of their grasp. The Human Trafficking Justice and Freedom International (HTJFI) seeks to provide access to justice for these survivors.


We ask lawyers to partner with HTJFI as volunteers who will provide legal services to survivors for low bono or pro bono rates.  We are also asking leaders from the bar association to give us an opportunity to speak at your bar association event to share our organization’s vision with your members and invite them to participate.   

Human Trafficking Education

Informed by attorneys and survivors, the mission behind our training program is a critical component of our legal advocacy work. All attorneys and volunteers must attend our comprehensive legal training. We offer introductory and advanced training to arm volunteers with the tools necessary to address complex issues. We also provide outreach training to law enforcement, faith-based organizations, and community groups as a solution to educating others on how to identify survivors, the issues they face, and how to become a part of the solution to eradicating human trafficking.  For more information on our training, please sign up for our monthly newsletter and check our schedule periodical for dates and locations.

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free
human being with an independent will.

 Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

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