Trafficking Victims Post-Conviction Advocacy Project (TVPCAP)
The Trafficking Victims Post-Conviction Advocacy Project (TVPCAP) refers survivors of sex trafficking seeking to vacate prostitution convictions arising from having been trafficked to a panel of trained private attorneys to assist them with their vacatur cases. Services are available without regard for age, biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigration status.
The TVPCAP started in 2013 and was originally staffed by a full-time Equal Justice Works Fellow. In August of 2015, the project transitioned from a direct legal services project into a pro-bono service, but its goals remain the same: helping survivors vacate their convictions to ensure their ability to move on with their lives without the lingering consequences of acts they were forced to commit. Interested attorneys receive training on the legal process to file the vacatur motion and on the skills required to assist human trafficking survivors. Survivors are placed with trained attorneys who will draft pleadings and represent clients at vacatur hearings.
If you would like to apply for the services of this project or for information regarding pro-bono opportunities, call 410-321-8761.