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Sarah Robinson

Justice for Victims Fellow
CSE Institute Suite (Lower Level)

Email: sarah.robinson@law.villanova.edu
Phone: 610 519-7037

Sarah Robinson, Esq. is the inaugural Justice for Victims Fellow for the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation. In this position, Ms. Robinson provides trauma-informed legal advocacy to victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. Ms. Robinson focuses her practice on post-conviction remedies for sexually exploited people, including vacatur, a special form of relief enacted exclusively for sex trafficking survivors. From 2016-2018, Ms. Robinson served as an Assistant Defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, providing criminal defense representation to participants in the Municipal Court problem-solving program, Project Dawn Court. She continues to represent Project Dawn Court participants, graduates, and other Defender Association clients in record-clearing matters. Ms. Robinson hosts legal intake hours at the Salvation Army’s New Day Drop-In Center in Kensington, where she continues to learn, directly from women in the life, about the legal needs and challenges sexually exploited people face in Philadelphia. Outside of direct representation, Ms. Robinson regularly trains attorneys, law enforcement, and other stakeholders on human trafficking laws, contributes to local policy development, and engages in legislative reform advocacy.

Ms. Robinson is a 2016 graduate of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. She completed her undergraduate education in English and Gender Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. 

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