Collaborating with Culturally Specific Community-Based Programs to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Title: Collaborating with Culturally Specific Community-Based Programs to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: March 24th, 2022 @11AM PST/ 2PM EST

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Culturally specific organizations play a key role in raising awareness, and supporting and connecting survivors of human trafficking who are victims of domestic violence, and sexual assault with services that can meet the unique needs of each community.  This webinar will address key strategies and recommendations on effective collaboration with culturally specific organizations to address the intersectionality of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.  Presenters will share their experiences, lessons learned, and promising practices in engaging with the immigrant, LGBTQ+, tribal, farmworker, and Deaf community.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify strategies for collaboration among service providers and culturally specific programs to support survivors of human trafficking who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault.
  2. Apply collaborative practices and considerations when differentiating roles of DV/SA service providers and culturally specific organizations in addressing human trafficking.
  3. Engage culturally specific organizations to support and share the work on anti-human trafficking efforts.

Speakers, culturally inclusive programs:

  • Martina Moore-Reid, Community Accessibility Specialist, Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, NCDHHS
  • Nikki Locklear, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking Program Director, Commission on Indian Affairs
  • Isaira Hernandez, Promotora, Farmworker Triqui Indigenous Community
  • Maria Jose Fletcher, Co-Director, VIDA Legal Assistance
  • Hediana Utarti, Community Projects CoordinatorAsian Women’s Shelter
  • Kiricka Yarbough Smith, Director of Human Trafficking Programs, Council for Women and Youth, NC Department of Administration

Target Audience: 

Domestic violence/sexual assault program staff, legal service providers, human trafficking task force members, and others interested.


* Closed captioning and ASL and Spanish interpretation will be provided.  The webinar will be posted on the FUTURES website here.  For questions, please contact Mónica Arenas at,

This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K029, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.