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Dena Shayne
Dena Shayne, Staff Attorney, Amara Legal Center (Amara) in Washington, DC. Dena provides free legal services, both civil and criminal, to individuals whose rights have been violated through their involved in commercial sex, whether involvement was by coercion, necessity, choice, or otherwise, in the D.C. metropolitan area. Prior to her work at Amara, Dena completed a Fellowship with the Public International Law & Policy Group, focusing on strengthening access to justice initiatives internationally. Much of Dena’s current work deals with intersection of social media and sex trafficking of youth between the ages of 18-24 and the sextortion of youth in the DC Metropolitan area.