Jeanette Westbrook is a nationally known speaker and advocate in the area of Non-State Actor Torture, Human Trafficking, and Clergy Abuse for over 20 years. Ms. Westbrook has made four Panel Presentations at The United Nations concerning Non –State Actor Torture and Human Trafficking. Ms. Westbrook served as guest lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington Dept of Criminal Justice for 14 years with Criminal Justice Professor, Hal Pepinsky. Ms. Westbrook has served as Co-Chair of The Louisville Task on Human Trafficking for the past three years. She has served as an expert consultant and trainer to Law Enforcement for the past 20 years.
Ms. Westbrook is also a survivor of Non State Actor Torture including being trafficked to three US States for abuse, rape, and the production of child pornography throughout her childhood till age 24. Ms. Westbrook pursued criminal prosecution of one of her perpetrators in 1992 though the KY Attorney General’s Office of Special Prosecutions. Ms. Westbrook’s case and account of Torture was received and accepted by The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Office Of The High Commissioner For Human Rights in Geneva Switzerland in 2007.
Ms. Westbrook lives in Louisville with her husband of 28 years and remains involved many advocacy organizations nationally and internationally.