New App Is Designed To Help Human Trafficking Survivors Get Their Lives Back

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<p>Courtesy Marianna Kosharovsky/ALIGHT</p>
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Survivors of human trafficking often face significant legal hurdles as they struggle to rebuild their lives. One victim may need to file for divorce from the person who trafficked her for sex, or sue for child custody. Another victim might be threatened with deportation, and need an immigration lawyer. Because most lawyers are specialists, finding the right help can be challenging.

Now there's an app designed to help. The Denver-based Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking (ALIGHT) has created an app to match survivors with lawyers who volunteer to assist them. ALIGHT's executive director Marianna Kosharovsky spoke with Colorado Matters' host Ryan Warner.