Lisa Goldblatt Grace
Lisa Goldblatt Grace is the Co-founder and Director of My Life My Choice. Since 2002, MLMC has offered a unique continuum of survivor-led services including prevention groups, training, survivor mentoring, and program consultation. Ms. Goldblatt Grace has been working with vulnerable young people in a variety of capacities for over twenty years. Her professional experience includes running a long term shelter for homeless teen parents, developing a diversion program for violent youth offenders, and working in outpatient mental health, health promotion, and residential treatment settings. Ms. Goldblatt Grace has served as a consultant to the Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Court’s “Redesigning the Court’s Response to Prostitution” project and as a primary researcher on the 2007 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study of programs serving human trafficking victims. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Training and Education Committee of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s appointed Task Force on Human Trafficking. In addition, Ms. Goldblatt Grace has written in a variety of publications regarding commercial sexual exploitation and offered training on the subject nationally. Ms. Goldblatt Grace is Adjunct Faculty at the Boston University School of Social Work. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and holds masters degrees in both social work and public health.
Dr. Greiman is an Assistant Professor at Boston University Metropolitan College. She has published and lectured extensively on international law, economic development, project management and finance, and international business transactions. She is an internationally recognized expert on mega-project management and infrastructure development, privatization and project finance, corporate reorganizations, cyber-trafficking, and international commercial transactions. Dr. Greiman has served in several high-level appointments for the United States government, including as United States Trustee for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and international legal counsel to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development on privatization projects in Eastern and Central Europe. Dr. Greiman was recently appointed as Chair of the FBI's Program on Safe Online Surfing Program (SOS) for the FBI's Citizen Academy Boston Chapter. She has teaching and academic appointments at both Boston University and Harvard University Law Schools. Dr. Greiman also serves as an affilated faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.
Dr. Abigail Judge is a clinical and child forensic psychologist on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and in private psychotherapy practice in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Judge frequently presents and consults about a range of clinical and forensic topics and specializes in the treatment of adolescent girls. Dr. Judge worked with commercially sexually exploited youth at the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic and other settings, and she has since presented to mental health clinicians and written on the topic with an interest in treatment development for this population. Dr. Judge’s related scholarship focuses on the relationship between digital technology/social media, adolescent sexual behavior and the law. Recent writing projects include, for example, an article about youth-produced sexual images (i.e., “sexting”) and an edited book under contract with Oxford University Press, Adolescent Sexual Development, the Digital Revolution and the Law.
Mary G. Leary
Professor Leary is an associate professor of law at The Catholic University of America. She is the former deputy director and policy consultant for the Office of Legal Counsel at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and the former director of the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA). Prior to this work in the nonprofit sector, Professor Leary was a prosecutor focusing on crimes against women and children. Before joining academia, Professor Leary worked primarily on issues addressing the exploitation of children and women, child pornography, child prostitution, computer facilitated crimes against children, and the investigation and prosecution of family violence cases. As both a state and federal prosecutor, Professor Leary focused on family violence and sexual assault, but successfully prosecuted at the trial and appellate levels, an array of criminal cases. She is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and served as deputy chief of the Domestic Violence Unit for the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Leary also served as an assistant district attorney in the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Professor Leary clerked for the Hon. Sue L. Robinson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Professor Leary's scholarship examines the intersection of contemporary social problems, technology, criminal law, and criminal procedure. She focuses on areas of exploitation and abuse of women, children, and “vulnerable peoples.” Her current work in progress includes a comprehensive review of the role of technology in child sex trafficking cases since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. She is also working on a book chapter regarding technology’s effect on child sexual exploitation for Oxford University Press.