Chanel Toleston

SRP Advocate

Chanel Toleston, SRP Advocate - Headshot

Chanel is the advocate for the Survivor Reentry Project (SRP).

The SRP focuses on criminal record relief for survivors of human trafficking and builds sustainable post-conviction representation practices across the country. Chanel is responsible for completing the intake process and providing technical assistance for the survivor advisory group launching later this year (2024).

Chanel has a remarkable track record in the anti-trafficking sector, having worked and volunteered in numerous roles since 2013. Her most recent position as a movement-building coordinator involved leading lived experienced expert group (LEEG) workshops and advocacy initiatives for survivors in Brazil, Ghana, India, Kenya, and Thailand. The LEEG program was designed to empower survivors with the necessary educational tools and resources to leverage the Global Slavery Index database and support local survivor-led advocacy initiatives. Chanel has also previously worked as a program manager for an organization based in Florida that provides crisis management and resource navigation support to survivors of Human Trafficking, along with training to local partners and stakeholders. Additionally, Chanel obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Texas Woman’s University in May 2021. In her spare time, Chanel serves on the advisory board of directors and the scholarship committee for EverWell Scholarship.