Florrie Burke

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Florrie Burke, M.Ed., M.A., L.M.F.T., "is a cochair of the Freedom Network (USA), a national network of service providers, attorneys, and other advocates who work with trafficked and enslaved persons and provide regional trainings throughout the country. In addition, Ms. Burke is a founding member and the coordinator of the Freedom Network Training Institute. She is a consultant on modern day slavery—providing training, consultation, and presentation services to individuals and organizations in the United States and abroad. Ms. Burke recently served as the Senior Director of International Programs at Safe Horizon in New York, where she oversaw the antitrafficking program and the Solace Program for Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma. She is part of three working groups that develop materials for first responders and others who may encounter incidents of human trafficking, and she has served as an expert witness on several human trafficking cases.

"Ms. Burke has been working with trafficked persons since 1997 when she created specialized social services for 60 Mexicans who were deaf, and who were slaves in a peddling ring in New York. She also designed and implemented a model for community trauma response following the attacks on September 11, 2001. In 2007, Ms. Burke received the National Crime Victim Service Award from the Office for Victims of Crime, and was honored by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. She has also received the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award from the Freedom Network (USA)." [1]

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  1. Florrie Burke, ncjrs.gov, accessed July 8, 2009.