Registration Now Open
We are excited to announce that registration for the Third Annual Survivor-Led Symposium – “Engaging Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation to End Gender-Based Violence,” is now open. Workshops will be led by survivors and will encourage participants to engage in problem-solving scenarios on a variety of relevant topics and current issues in legislation, law enforcement, and education.Register Here »
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The CSE Institute has already partnered with more than 50 governmental and non-governmental organizations throughout Pennsylvania and beyond, addressing commercial sexual exploitation through training and technical assistance, as well as legislative and policy reform. We engage in multi-disciplinary collaboration to identify and implement effective solutions to complex, real world problems - providing a uniquely challenging and inspiring educational environment for our law school externs.Support Our Work »
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We educate and provide technical assistance to those who respond to commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania, the United States and beyond, promoting victim-centered, trauma-informed multidisciplinary collaboration.
We equip policy-makers and the broader community with the skills and knowledge they need to improve the legal system’s response to commercial sexual exploitation, in order to support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable.
We center the experiences of survivors to inform the development of policies and best practices to combat commercial sexual exploitation and are committed to engaging the survivor community in shaping our positions.
We aim to create a community in which every human being is treated with dignity, compassion, and respect inspired by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s Catholic and Augustinian mission.