Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Title:  Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Date: April 11, 2019

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Webinar Description:

For many survivors of trafficking, employment opportunities and income insecurity are the immediate and primary concerns upon exiting a trafficking situation. While employment is key to the long-term well-being of trafficking survivors, survivors regularly face challenges in accessing high-quality jobs and careers. While there are opportunities that survivors of trafficking victims can pursue to gain the information, skills, and connections needed to secure safe and sustainable employment, these workforce development programs often lack the training and practices to effectively support survivors of trafficking with complex barriers.

To improve employment outcomes for survivors of trafficking, the Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking project seeks to help victim service providers identify relevant federal, state, and local workforce development resources in a community; foster collaboration between victim service providers and workforce development programs; and share best practices and models for training workforce development programs on trauma and human trafficking. This webinar will introduce OVC victim service grantees to this new training and technical assistance project, what resources and tools will be developed, and opportunities for training and technical assistance.   

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe the various training tools, and resources available through the Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking project;
  • Identify grantees engaging employment support services either through internal programs or external partnerships; and,
  • Access training and technical assistance opportunities related to improving employment opportunities for survivors.


Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski – Program Manager for Economic Justice and Workforce Initiatives – Futures Without Violence

Eesha Bhave – Program Specialist – Futures Without Violence (Moderator)

Questions? Please contact Eesha Bhave at

This project is supported by Grant No. 2017-VT-BX-K001, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, 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 for Victims of Crime.