About the Committee

The purpose of the Committee on Human Trafficking is to deal with issues through legislation, panels, and workshops and by assisting attorneys to deal with human trafficking defined as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.” The Committee will give special emphasis to the trafficking of children (those under 18 years of age).

Committee Chair

Sheila N. Hayre
Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut  06518

Lauren Hopwood

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
New Haven, Connecticut

Cindy Mahon

Connecticut Office of the Attorney General

If you are interested in joining this committee, contact Carol DeJohn at (860)612-2000 or cdejohn@ctbar.org.

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