Grasso Named New Director of CLAJ
DBASSE Executive Director, Robert M. Hauser, has announced the appointment of Kathi Grasso as the new director of CLAJ. Grasso holds a B.A. from Douglass College of Rutgers University and a J.D. from Catholic University School of Law.
Most recently, Grasso was a senior leader in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) at the U.S. Department of Justice. She was the designated federal official for the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, responsible for setting the strategic direction for the groups’ activities, among other responsibilities. Prior to joining OJJDP, she directed national research and other projects addressing child well-being, court improvement, and multidisciplinary collaboration for the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law. She also served as the Chief Attorney of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau's Child Advocacy Unit in Baltimore City.
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|CLAJ Newsletter - Summer 2015|
Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market:
This report reviews the nature of illicit tobacco markets, evidence for policy effects, and variations among different countries with a focus on implications for the United States, and identifies a range of possible polilcy and enforcement interventions by the U.S. federal government and/or states and localities.
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Guide for the Legal Sector for Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking
The 2013 report Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States, found that the United States is in the very early stages of recognizing, understanding, and developing solutions for these crimes. The knowledge and ability of law enforcment professionals, attorneys, and judges to identify victims, investigate cases, and make appropriate referrals is crucial to the development of an overall response to these crimes. This guide summarizes the information that is most relevant to individuals within the legal sector who interact in some way with victims, survivors, and perpetrators of these crimes.
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