What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can do to Address Human Trafficking

Title:  What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can do to Address Human Trafficking

Date:  January 31, 2019

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Organizational Capacity & Resource Assessment to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking & Action Plan &  Response Protocol Outline

Human Trafficking Key Indicators &  Survivor-Centered Terms

List of Anti-Human Trafficking Resources, by Topic with Links

Building Collaborative Responses Technical Assistance Flyer


Webinar Description:

Many victims/survivors of human trafficking have also been sexually assaulted or battered by an intimate partner. Domestic violence and sexual assault service providers provide assistance to survivors of human trafficking as well, sometimes unknowingly and without adequate training to address the unique needs of human trafficking survivors. Presenters will highlight ten things that domestic violence and sexual assault service organizations can do to better support survivors of human trafficking, and will share tools and resources to assist OVW grantees in enhancing their assistance to human trafficking survivors.

After the webinar, participants will be better able to:

-Describe the intersections of human trafficking with domestic violence and sexual assault, and the unique needs of survivors of human trafficking.

-Identify strategies to address human trafficking within domestic and sexual assault organizations, and in collaboration with others in your community.

-Utilize tools and resources available to support service providers in enhancing services through the OVW-sponsored  Building Collaborative Responses to Human Trafficking Project.


Perla P. Flores, JD, MPA, Community Solutions and South Bay Coalition to End Human trafficking.  She is the Director of the domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking programs at Community Solutions, a non-profit human services agency serving South Santa Clara County and San Benito County in California. Perla is a commissioner on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and she chairs the South Bay Coalition to End Human trafficking. Ms. Flores holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and Doctor of Law, and was a recipient of the 2010 California Peace Prize and 2015 Outstanding Advocate Award.

Mónica Arenas is a Senior Program Specialist at Futures Without Violence, working on the Rights and Social Justice Project and Legal Program. Ms. Arenas has participated in the development and implementation of training programs, as well as technical assistance on building collaborations to assist adult victims of human trafficking and organizational sustainability of programs working with underserved communities.

Questions? Please contact Mónica Arenas at marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org.

This webinar is part of a project entitled Building Collaborative Responses Project, supported by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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.