Shea M. Rhodes, Esq. has dedicated her career to combating violence against women, protecting the rights of those who are oppressed or exploited, and championing human rights. She is a national expert on laws related to sex trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, and prostitution policy. As Co-Founder and Director of the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute) at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Rhodes works with and on behalf of victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Prior to forming the CSE Institute, she served as Philadelphia’s Assistant District Attorney, helping to found Project Dawn Court and develop a Law Enforcement Working Group to facilitate effective handling of human trafficking cases.
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