West Windsor, N.J. -- On Tuesday, Oct. 15, N.J. Assistant Attorney General Tracy M. Thompson will lead a panel discussion entitled "Human Trafficking" A Violation of Human Freedom." The discussion begins at 4 p.m. and is presented at the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center, located on the second floor of the West Windsor Campus Library Building, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
For the past 20 years, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Thompson has served as either a County or State prosecutor. This past January, she was appointed the Attorney General’s Office’s Human Trafficking Program Director, where she oversees the operation of New Jersey's Human Trafficking Task Force. One of her major responsibilities will be to create and implement an anti-trafficking strategy in advance of the State’s hosting of Super Bowl 48, which takes place Feb. 2, 2014.
During her past 11 years with the N.J. Department of Law and Public Safety, AAG Thompson served in the following capacities: in the Office of the Attorney General as Deputy Director of the Office of Government Integrity; in the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) as Senior Counsel in the Prosecutor’s Supervision and Coordination Bureau; Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Fiscal Oversight, Special Assistant to the DCJ Director; and a Deputy Attorney General in the Financial Crimes Unit. AAG Thompson continues to serve as faculty for the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Wilmington University, and previously taught at The College of New Jersey.
Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, AAG Thompson served as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for nine years, where she was Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit and also handled child abuse and sexual assault cases.
AAG Thompson received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1990.