Senior Counsel, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
U.S. Department of State
Kelly Heinrich is Senior Counsel to the Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State. For over a decade, she has played an integral role in local, state, national, and international efforts to combat human trafficking both inside and outside of government. She has worked on the issue through the Clinton-era President’s Interagency Task Force on Women, at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, as a leading victims’ attorney, and as an internationally-recognized counter-trafficking consultant. She has been sought out to draft and advise on state anti-trafficking legislation; develop anti-trafficking training for law enforcement, attorneys and service providers; assess government policies and implementation efforts; and provide technical assistance to law enforcement and non-governmental organizations. She has extensive knowledge of providing legal and social services to traumatized persons within marginalized communities. Additionally, she published a series of field manuals as well as to the first law review article about the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Ms. Heinrich received her J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, DC and her B.A. in International Studies from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. She is a member of the State Bar of California.