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"Awareness is contagious." -Jay/Jae, Liaison Consulting Services

Making your Meaningful Work Matter

LCS's Founder, Jay/Jae is a Researcher, Educator & Advocate with a professional network of fearless emerging & established professionals (mostly awesome Experts!) who are unafraid to approach what some may consider difficult topics. It is through these affiliations, connections and relationships Liaison Consulting was born.

Consulting

Liaison Consulting Services offers Consulting & Technical Support in all things Sexual Health with an emphasis on disease transmission prevention. We also hold a specific expertise in Sex Worker Health and Criminal Justice Reform, including Policy & Legislative Advocacy.

Liaison Consulting believes it is through offering relief of the socioeconomic driving forces into the Sex Trades, that we can prevent/reduce sexual exploitation and Sex Trafficking along with disease transmission prevention. According to recent research, supportive community, services, goods, funds and access to healthcare can alleviate some of the driving forces into the sex trades and sexual exploitation vulnerabilities. (https://www.courtinnovation.org/publications/NYC-sex-trade)

Our experienced Consultants can guide you through best practices and offer experienced insight in many areas within the categories and subcategories of the topics above. Many of us work within intersectionalities. Where possible we include direct voices and real perspectives from within the community of interest.

When hiring a Liaison Consultant each shows up with the promotion of mindfulness of the human footprint we leave in the lives of others. The impact of our work does matter. Hire a Liaison Consultant and make your meaningful work matter even more!

Research

Jay/Jae holds experience in human subjects interviewing, detailed observational research, focus group facilitation, data book & instrument creation, data coding, presentation of findings including dissemination interviews, panel discussions & lectures in the aforementioned areas within Federal, State and private sectors.

Liaison Consulting Foundational Background

Liaison Consulting holds specific expertise surrounding Sex Worker's Rights including Sex Worker Criminal Justice Reform- Policy/Legislative Advocacy, Sex Worker Health, and Commercial Sexual Exploitation Prevention.

Why Sex Work?

In 2014 Jay/Jae was identified as a commercially sexually exploited child by New York State District Attorney's Office and a survivor of sex trafficking under State & Federal definitions. She holds unique, educated perspectives of the Sex Trades along with extensive experience in the Sex industry, which included over 14 sex work related arrests by age 21.

Her work in the Sex Industry began at age 14 with street based work. She has worked as a Phone Sex Operator, an Erotic Dancer, an Escort (in & outcall), and back to street work again under voluntary and involuntary conditions.

In the early 2000's she became a BDSM provider through the advent of the internet. Internet accessibility gave her agency and autonomy over how she worked in the sex industry.

BDSM work is how she has worked within the Adult Entertainment Industry since. She is currently semi-retired due to SESTA/FOSTA.

In addition to being a current/former Adult Entertainment Provider, she is also a Policy & Legislative Advocate, a Research Associate in Public Health & Criminal/Social Justice Reform with over 20 years of professional experience surrounding a wide diversity of Social Justice issues from 1992- present day.

Her work has included...

  • HIV Research (2015-2019)
  • HIV/STI/STD Education (1992-2019)
  • Sex Worker Health (20142019)
  • Sex Worker Legislative Advocacy & Education (2014-2019)
  • Sex Worker Criminal Rights Research (2014-2017)
  • Legislative Advocacy & Organizing
  • Domestic Violence, Trauma Survivor & Parent Support program creation & implementation (2012-2013)
  • Affordable Housing Legislative Advocacy (2014)
  • Homeless Legislative Advocacy (1998, 2014)
  • Tenant Advocacy & Organizing (2014-2015)
  • Anti-Gentrification Advocacy (2014-2015)
  • Family Law Advocacy (2009-2011)
  • LGBTQAI Legislative Advocacy, Organizing, Education (1992-2019)
  • Brooklyn Pride Center program creation, implementation & blogging (2014-2016)

Jay/Jae has worked as a Consultant & Researcher collecting data on the ground with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) & The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) on the National HIV Behavioral Survelliance Project (2015-2019) and Department of Justice (DOJ) funded research with The Center for Court Innovation (CCI) (2014-2016), New York State Department of Education (NYSDOE) (2015) and more. She also served as an New York City Public Ally AmeriCorp Service Member (NYCPANY) (2016).

She has given lectures, trainings and other speaking engagements including The End AIDS Conference(2014 & 2015), Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2015), Lehman College (2016 & 2018), The American Association of Criminology Conference (2017) and The Museum of Sex (2018) to name a few. She has also been a guest on NPR radio discussing research findings and SESTA/FOSTA (2018), in POZ Magazine (July 2019) and other publications.

Keep scrolling to check out a few of our trainings!

LCS offers tailored training for emerging and established professionals. We hold a specific interest in professionals within the Criminal Justice, Health & Human Services sectors and Community Based Non Profit Organizations. No worries if your business isn't in one of the sectors above, LCS offers Awareness Training for businesses within any sector.

Awareness Training brings awareness to professionals in any industry through in depth individual self evaluation & introspection. We aim to achieve self awareness by encouraging attendees to ask themselves hard questions and answer them honestly.

We discuss tough topics such as workplace relationships, gender issues, race issues, personal biases, mindful productivity, etc. according to your needs. We close each training with noted reflections and implementation suggestions from participants. This workshop must be tailored for your specific work place needs. Participation is required of all attendees. Certificate of completion will be issued.

Sex Work & Sex Trafficking: Training, Lectures, Panel Discussions, Workshops & Conferences. What is Sex Work? What is Sex Trafficking? Is it the same as Human Trafficking? "Trafficking" is a hot topic all around us, but what is it? This training is designed to bring clarity to those questions and more. This training will bring to light varying perspectives of Sex Work, voluntary, forced and the intersection between the two, combined with empirical research data. Awareness of the socioeconomic & systemic paths into the sex trades will be covered. Training also covers Federal and local laws. We provide and encourage creative strategies to allow your establishment to offer victims a safe way to disclose and ask for help in an emergency.

Compassionate Care in Health Settings: Training, Workshop & Lectures: How does your work impact your patients? Do you offer compassion as you move through your day? Are you mindful of your patient's experience? Do you offer efficiency while being thorough and compassionate? Do you offer that same efficiency & compassion to fellow staff, supervisors and colleagues? Do you understand the needs of patients from marginalized populations such as active substance users and Sex Workers? This training is designed for YOU to answer those questions and offer ways to be more mindful of the impact your work may have on the lives you encounter throughout your work days.

HIV/STI Transmission Prevention &/or Sexual Education- Lectures, Training & Workshops: Sexual Education and HIV/STI transmission prevention go hand in hand. Let's not be ashamed to have those difficult conversations. I'm sure we can all agree maintaining a healthy body is important, a healthy body includes reproductive health. Our tailored presentations will go over the basic reproductive biology of the human body including the reproductive system & reproduction leading into sexually transmitted diseases & HIV. We'll discuss methods of prevention from abstinence to prophylactics using the most recent CDC HIV/STI data. Presented in clinical fashion in layman's terms, with audience age appropriate medical illustrations. Please be advised reproductive organs will be shown, please prepare and plan accordingly. The workshop wraps up with Q & A and reflection/understanding. Audience participation required. LGBTQAI HIV specific trainings, workshops and lectures by request.

Criminal Justice Workplace: Training and Workshops

Law enforcement & the Criminal Justice system is vastly complex. Each role within the Criminal Justice system is not only complex but critical. From the Clerk's office to the Judge's chambers, each person involved in the Criminal Justice system has an impact on how the system operates. What impact does the work you do have on the lives you encounter during your working hours? With so many unique roles, tailored training specific to your departmental scope of practice and your staff needs is critical. Police Officers face different daily challenges than Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys. Lawyers have different experiences than Judges. Today is the day to be mindful of the impact your work has on individuals and communities.

LCS ANTI-TRAFFICKING INITIATIVE

Sex Work Vs. Sex Trafficking, Victim Vs. Criminal, Survivor vs...Service Providers? We cannot define the narrative for a people with expert testimony & inside knowledge. Socioeconomic disparity and the need for survival is the constant commonality between Sex Workers and sex trafficking survivors from all backgrounds. Economic disparity and meeting essential needs fuel the Sex Industry. Some turn to the trades as a means of steady employment, others to make ends meet, others to to support substance use. The reasons people turn to the trades are limitless, each person's path into the trades is uniquely their own. It is for those who provide services to current and former Sex Workers and Survivors of trafficking to listen to their individually unique service needs. In the wake of SESTA/FOSTA passages there is even more of a need for compassionate, supportive services. We urge YOU to "be the colleague another can call." Join the SEAT-I below!

Connect with colleagues, join the SEAT-I a collaboration between LCS & Lysistrata Mutual Care Collective & Fund. The SEAT-I is an effort to create a wide net of services for those impacted by the trades. -LCS, LLC

To donate, sponsor, volunteer or become a Trainer, click the SEAT-I link above and fill out the form. Someone will be in touch soon!

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