This presentation was given at the 2018 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. (EndExploitationSummit.com)
Senior Director of Public Policy, Shared Hope International
Christine Raino joined Shared Hope International in 2011 as part of the Protected Innocence Challenge. As a member of the Protected Innocence team, Christine helped draft the legal analysis of the 50 states and District of Columbia that laid the foundation for the Protected Innocence Challenge Report Cards. As Policy Counsel, Christine continues to focus on issues of domestic minor sex trafficking and leads the management of Protected Innocence Challenge components, including the Demanding Justice Project which directly addresses the issue of demand for sex trafficked minors by researching enforcement of the state laws analyzed under the demand components of the Protected Innocence Framework. Christine is responsible for advocacy efforts to further the protection of sex trafficking victims through legislative change consistent with the Protected Innocence Framework and provides technical assistance to legislators drafting bills to combat sex trafficking.
Christine is a licensed attorney and practiced law in the Washington, DC area after graduating from the Washington College of Law at American University. Christine’s background with human trafficking began before law school, in her role as a resettlement case manager at the International Institute of Boston, where she worked for five years assisting refugees, asylees and victims of trafficking in achieving self-sufficiency through federal and state resettlement programs. Christine’s work at the International Institute of Boston followed her graduation from Boston College with a degree in Philosophy.