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"Human Trafficking: The Impact on Business and the Law" & Presentation of Rose Deeb Kitchen Award

September 8, 2021 at 4:00:00 PM

Presented by Robin Hassler Thompson, Executive Director of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC)


Robin Hassler Thompson, the Executive Director of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC), will discuss the faces of human trafficking, human trafficking laws in Florida, the impact of human trafficking on business and the workplace, legal remedies, training for business, and how the legal profession can get involved. TWL will also present its Rose Deeb Kitchen Award. 


Robin Hassler Thompson, M.A., J.D., is the Executive Director of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC), non-profit agency she co-founded in 2015 to assist survivors of human trafficking. Other related areas of expertise include Adolescent Domestic Battery (ADB), human trafficking advocacy, the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault in the workplace, and justice system reform. Robin’s work includes policy development and analysis, meeting planning and organization, training and education, public speaking, strategic planning, and program evaluation.

Robin has served on and held leadership positions on local, state and national boards and committees. In 2014, she was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court to serve on Florida’s first Commission on Access to Civil Justice. She served on the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, from 2011-2014 and chaired that body from 2012-14.

Robin led Florida’s first Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence from 1993-1998 as its Executive Director. At the request of the U. S. Department of Justice, she served on the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women. Robin holds both a Juris Doctorate and master’s degree from Florida State University and a B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C.

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