Jamie Manirakiza

LMSW, Executive Director

Jamie Manirakiza, has over 15 years of experience in the field of anti-human trafficking. As the Executive Director of Partnership to End Human Trafficking, she brings her experience working in various roles throughout the Northeast. Jamie joined PEHT as the Executive Director in July 2020, to establish one of Connecticut’s first residential programs for survivors of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. As Executive Director, Jamie has helped to establish a 24-month residential program and re-launch a survivor led Social Enterprise business providing employment opportunities for women who have experienced human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation or sexual violence. Prior to joining PEHT, Jamie, held several key roles with The Salvation Army. Her longest position was in Greater Philadelphia as Director of Anti Trafficking for the New Day to Stop Trafficking Program. Most notably, Jamie helped to start a drop-in center for women victimized by the commercial sex industry and was part of the founding team to open up a residential program, incorporating models of harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and the Sanctuary Model ® for trauma-informed care. Jamie continues to serve as an adjunct professor for Vanguard University’s Human Trafficking Certificate Program and has consulted on crime victim services for a number of national organizations. Jamie received her MSW degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed social worker.

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