Collaborating to Address Trafficking in Rural Communities: Lessons from the Field

Title:  Collaborating to Address Trafficking in Rural Communities:  Lessons from the Field
Date:  December 1, 2016
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Webinar description:

Effectively addressing trafficking in rural communities requires creative solutions and cross-sector collaborations. Domestic violence and sexual assault service providers can play a critical role in these collaborations. The panelists discuss several promising approaches to building effective collaborations to address trafficking in rural communities.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
·       Describe the unique needs of trafficked survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in rural communities.
·       Highlight the benefits of collaborating with community-based organizations to address human trafficking in rural communities.
·       Identify examples of existing cross-sector collaborative anti-trafficking models in rural North Dakota and Florida.
Ana Vallejo, Co-Director and attorney at VIDA Legal Assistance, Inc.
Christina Sambor, Coordinator of FUSE-statewide anti-trafficking coalition in North Dakota, the Director of the ND Human Trafficking Task Force, and co-chair of the ND Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission
If you have any questions, please email Monica Arenas at
This project was 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.