2018 Conference of Clubs - Noelle Volin
Noelle Volin is 2006-2008 Rotary World Peace Fellow who studied at the International Christina University in Tokyo, Japan.  As a Peace Fellow, she obtained her Masters of Public Administration with Certificate in International Peace and Conflict Studies.
 
Noelle is the Training and Technical Assistance Director for the Don’t Buy It Project (www.dontbuyitproject.org) with Men As Peacemakers. The Don’t Buy It Project is a public awareness campaign launched during the 2018 Super Bowl, and includes a comprehensive toolkit of resources to help individuals, groups and communities build understanding of the damage caused by commercial sexual exploitation and begin to shift attitudes and norms to decrease demand for commercial sex. 
 
Previously, Noelle served as the Staff Attorney and Trafficking Policy Coordinator at Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA).  As project lead for the Minnesota Statewide Safe Harbor Protocol Implementation Project (funded by the Minnesota Department of Health), Noelle assisted multidisciplinary teams across the state develop and implement a community-specific systems response to sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
 
Prior to her time at MNCASA, Noelle was the Staff Attorney and Director of Policy and Education at a Minnesota-based non-profit serving sexually exploited women and girls. She created the Criminal Justice Advocacy Program for victims facing criminal charges as a result of their exploitation, and implemented a pro-bono legal clinic to meet the myriad civil legal needs of victims. In addition, Noelle co-facilitated the Offenders Prostitution Program (“John School”) for men charged with solicitation, and represented the voices of survivors and advocates on state and federal policy initiatives.
 
Noelle is a frequent presenter at various national, statewide, and regional conferences, and serves on the Steering Committee and Legislative Policy Committee of the Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force. She is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the state of Minnesota.