Jess Torres

Co-Chair, National Survivor Network

Jess Torres (They/Them) is a queer indigenous migrant born in El Salvador, raised in NYC. An advocate in the anti-trafficking movement and the Survivor Leadership Program Coordinator at The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST). Co-Chair of The National Survivor Network organizing a collective of over 250 human trafficking survivors and a local Los Angeles group called “Resilient Voices”. Jess is also a 2019 Women’s Policy Institute Fellow successfully passing their human trafficking initiative in the State of California. Jess has served as the Keynote Speaker for various national conferences and symposiums, recently recognized by the City of LA with a ‘Change Maker’ Award and given a Certificate of Recognition from the CA Senate in honor of “Outstanding Community Service” for their work as trainer with the California Department of Social Services. Jess is an independent consultant with various Federal and international agencies and owns a small soap business. Presently enrolled in the University of New Hampshire: Carsey School of Public Policy’s Master in Community Development Policy and Practice program for Fall 2020.

Recent Articles by this Author
Measurement and Statistical Methods

Symposium: Effective Measurements for Change

Alice Eckstein
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Call for Recommendations and Expressions of Interest: UN Slavery Fund Board Members’ Vacancies

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Measurement and Statistical Methods

Symposium: Improving Measurement for SDG Target 8.7 | A Response

Katharine Bryant
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Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains

Report on Research Findings and Recommendations on Child Labour, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains Released Today

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Survivor and Victim Support

Symposium: Addressing Modern Slavery’s Root Causes

Jess Torres, Nat Paul
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Measurement and Statistical Methods

A Tool for Health Professionals to Gather Data on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

Jordan Greenbaum
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