Building Collaborative Responses to Human Trafficking
Human trafficking involves people being bought, sold, and forced into labor and/or sexual exploitation. The United Nations recently reported that four million people are traded each year against their will to work in servitude in their own country or around the globe. Many are trafficked into the United States. It’s estimated that eighty percent of trafficking victims are women and girls.
Domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking are inter-sectional issues for many survivors. Building relationships with allies and organizations and developing collaborative strategies in the community is critical to improving services to meet the needs of trafficked survivors. The Building Collaborative Responses Project, in cooperation with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), provides training and technical assistance to organizations seeking to work collaboratively to effectively respond to human trafficking in their communities. Our interactive training opportunities bring together professionals from survivor support agencies, immigrant rights, violence prevention, and law enforcement in order to advance best practices in preventing trafficking and ensuring self determination and wellness for survivors. For additional information click here.
To request technical assistance, resources, or for more information on the Building Collaborative Responses Project, please contact Monica Arenas at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about human trafficking and resources available click here.
A Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training, Spring 2021. Information and registration will be available soon. For more information and other training opportunities or resources please reach out to Monica Arenas at email@example.com.
Webinar Recordings, Power Points, Resources, and Handouts:
- This webinar offers strategies to enhance services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, including identification process; case management, housing, and collaboration strategies, as well as resources.
Criminal Courts and Service Providers: Building Relationships to Serve Survivors of Trafficking (2020) Co-organized with MOSAICS
- A strong working relationship and partnership between the criminal courts and direct service providers can help survivors facing criminal charges access to critical assistance they may need and potentially reduce the negative consequences of court involvement. The webinar panel includes a presentation on strategies for making these cross-system partnerships work, including advocacy and judicial. Please see the community resources assessment worksheet, and resource list for this webinar.
- This webinar highlights collaborative work undertaken by multi-disciplinary teams across the U.S. to support domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking survivors. This includes lessons learned from an advocacy program, a law enforcement-led program, and a statewide task force operated by the Attorney General’s Office.
- Domestic violence and sexual assault advocates play a critical role in identifying the intersection of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. This webinar includes promising approaches and sample tools to identify and assess the needs of survivors, in order to support and refer for services.
- This webinar describes the intersections of human trafficking with domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA), and the unique needs of survivors , as well as ten things that DV/SA service organizations can do to better support survivors of human trafficking. Includes tools and resources.
- Promising case management practices to support trafficked victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as tools, and resources for advocacy.
- This webinar explores how domestic violence and sexual assault agencies and human trafficking task forces can collaborate with disability rights organizations to address the unique needs of survivors of trafficking with disabilities.
- The panelists discuss several promising approaches to building effective collaborations to address trafficking in rural communities.
- This webinar shares strategies, recommendations and promising practices for effective collaboration with community based organizations and faith based communities to address human trafficking.
- This webinar provides an introductory overview of labor trafficking, explores the intersection with domestic violence and sexual assault, and identifies protections and services available to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors of labor trafficking.
Human Trafficking Defined and Legal Options (2019)
- This webinar provides an overview and elements of human trafficking, risk factors, and protections available to trafficked person. It includes assignments recommendations.