Nicholas Turner

President, Vera Institute of Justice

Nicholas Turner

As President and Director of the Vera Institute of Justice, Nicholas Turner oversees dozens of initiatives that make justice systems more fair and effective, including the first-ever validated screening tool that can reliably identify sex and labor trafficking victims in the United States.

“It’s not as simple as being asked, ‘Are you a victim of trafficking?’ Victims often face cultural differences, a sense of shame, a deep-rooted fear of law enforcement—but they can overcome these barriers to getting help if they’re asked the right questions.”