About Madeline Hannan

Madeline Hannan is the Project Director of ChildRight: Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking in New York State at the International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA). In this role is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of a statewide response to child trafficking through partnerships with select counties, the delivery of training and technical assistance, the creation of a valid screening tool, data collection, and the creation of a strategic statewide action plan. Ms. Hannan has worked directly with trafficking survivors and vulnerable youth in foster care in New York City. She has provided policy analysis on issues related to child welfare at the state level during her fellowship at the New York State Council on Children and Families.

Ms. Hannan was a member of the Executive Management Team as well as the National Training and Technical Assistance Program at Polaris Project in Washington, DC. She earned her M.S.W. from McGill University in Montréal, during that time she designed and completed an analytical study of child protection training materials on behalf of the United Nations’ Department of Peacekeeping Operations while concurrently completing a master’s thesis examining New York State’s Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Act.

Talk Description

In 2012 IOFA recognized a need to respond to the national crisis of child sex and labor trafficking through a system many of these children encounter – child welfare. After partnering with the NYS Office of Children and Family Services in 2013 IOFA has been guiding the implementation of a statewide response to child trafficking in local communities. This talk will discuss the issue of child trafficking as it affects the Capital District and will share what’s being done about it.