Amara Legal Center is a legal services organization dedicated to providing free legal services to domestic survivors of sex trafficking in the DC metro area.
Human trafficking is currently the fastest growing illicit commercial activity in the world and occurs in nearly every country in the world. Unfortunately, the United States is not immune to human trafficking, especially domestic sex trafficking. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that there are currently roughly 244,000 U.S. citizen children at risk of being commercially sexually exploited, and this figure does not include the multitudes of adults who are also at risk of commercial sexual exploitation.
Thousands of survivors of sex trafficking are working to recover from their trauma and to create a fresh start for their lives. While multiple organizations in the DC Metro Area provide survivors the social support services they desperately need, many survivors also have legal needs that are not being met. The Amara Legal Center fills this gap.