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Karen McLaughlin

chair, ISPAC's Prevention of Victimization and the Protection of Victims

Karen McLaughlin is an internationally recognized expert in victim assistance. She currently chairs ISPAC’s Global Committee on the Prevention of Victimization and the Protection of Victims. Previously as the director of the Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking, she coordinated 50 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and non-governmental organizations in their efforts to rescue victims, investigate and prosecute cases of those who engage in this growing international slave trade. She was also the founder and former Director of the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance and the architect of the Massachusetts Victim Bill or Rights. Ms. McLaughlin is the co-drafter of the current pending state legislation on human trafficking in Massachusetts.