Jamie Manirakiza

LMS, Executive Director

As the Executive Director of Partnership to End Human Trafficking, Jamie brings more than ten years of experience working in various anti-human trafficking roles throughout the Northeast.

Prior to joining PEHT, Jamie held several key roles with The Salvation Army, including Director of Anti-Trafficking for the New Day to Stop Trafficking Program in Philadelphia. While working in this position, Jamie helped to start a drop-in center for women victimized by the commercial sex industry. She incorporated models of harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and the Sanctuary® Model for trauma-informed care.

Jamie was also part of the founding team that opened a residential program for survivors of sex and labor trafficking in the Greater Philadelphia region. Jamie was promoted to Territorial Anti Human Trafficking Program Coordinator for The Salvation Army Eastern Territorial Headquarters in New York. In this capacity, she developed, implemented, evaluated, and supported the ongoing growth of direct survivor service programs and coalition building on a regional scale.

She continues to serve as an adjunct professor for Vanguard University’s Human Trafficking Certificate Program and has consulted on crime victim services for several national organizations on promising practices and trauma-informed care. Jamie is a founding Board of Advisor member for the Villanova University School of Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation.

As a consultant, Jamie has provided training and other assistance to the Tahirih Justice Center and OVC-TTAC. She has managed numerous Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crimes grants to provide comprehensive victim services in various States across the Northeast.

Jamie received her MSW degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed social worker.

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