Kate Walker Brown
Kate Walker Brown, Attorney, is the Senior Director of the Collaborative Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation Initiative at the National Center for Youth Law. Walker Brown’s career has been devoted to examining and developing innovative research, policy, and practices to support children and youth and their families impacted by commercial sexual exploitation. She currently serves as Project Director for the California CSEC Action Team and partners with the Advisory Board of the CSEC Action Team, made up of lived experience experts, working to ensure that the state’s work is grounded in lived experience. Walker Brown has worked closely with counties throughout California to consult with agency leadership and develop interagency protocols to more effectively serve children and youth impacted by exploitation. Walker Brown has successfully advocated for laws that recognize commercial sexual exploitation as abuse and provide nearly $20 million of ongoing funding to support children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation, and most recently to provide pre-and post conviction relief to survivors of human trafficking. She is a recognized nationwide expert on CSE, serving on advisory boards, speaking to media outlets, presenting at national conferences and partnering with academic institutions on research. She received her undergraduate degree in Public Policy from Pomona College and her J.D. from University of Iowa College of Law.