Judge Toko Serita

Acting Supreme Court Justice and Presiding Judge, Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court

Judge Toko Serita

Judge Toko Serita is a leading judicial advocate in the criminal justice system addressing the problem of sex trafficking. She presides over the innovative and pioneering Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and which—under the leadership of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman—has served as a model for the creation in 2013 of eleven Trafficking Intervention Courts throughout New York State.

“New York’s trailblazing effort to use the courts to combat human trafficking has opened a new front in the fight against modern-day slavery.”