Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist,
Top Legal Analyst, Consultant, Juvenile Court Judge & Trial Attorney
1. How does this happen? Why can’t it be stopped? The answer is that we all have to act to stop it. Every State has an agency charged with investigating the abuse and neglect of children and protecting children from these perpetrators. Yes, every bureaucracy has its’ flaws and issues and no… Read More
2. Learn About the Law. Are you working through a legal issue or looking for more information about our child welfare system? Listen to our attorney interview with Ashley Willcott who speaks both locally and nationally as an expert in child welfare law on Atlanta Legal Experts Radio.
It’s a harsh reality. You may know someone who’s been a victim or know someone who’s child, teenager or young adult has been abducted and sold into slavery and/or for human labor. It’s something that needs to be addressed and continued to be monitored and prosecuted against until we rid these people from our existence.
Human trafficking is not to be ignored, no matter how you slice it. It’s here, and it needs to cease to exist. AM 760’s Brett Winterble spoke with Ashley Willcott (Office of the Child Advocate, Georgia) on how she and others are trying to fight this horrible tragedy. Additionally, Brett provides a great allegory to human trafficking in a story that appeared in the San Diego Reader back in June.
The Wilbanks CEASE Conference on January 28, 2017 brought together legal experts, psychologists and child advocacy leaders from across the country to discuss important issues related to child sexual abuse and those professionals who assist them. Panel discussions will examine the intersection of civil, criminal and juvenile courts in child sexual abuse cases; trauma/compassion fatigue for those representing child sexual abuse survivors; and understanding the psychology of child sexual abuse and using experts effectively. Willcott was honored to present at this important conference.