promoting employment opportunities for survivors of trafficking
Employment doesn’t just provide the ability to make money; it contributes to an individual’s quality of life. Finding a job and earning income are often immediate and primary concerns for survivors of human trafficking. And yet, survivors regularly face great challenges accessing quality jobs and careers.
In 2017, FUTURES, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), launched the Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Project. The project aims to increase access to the job market and quality educational and employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking. In partnership with a working group of experts with lived and professional experience, training and technical assistance will be provided to human trafficking victim service providers in order to:
- Enhance the field’s response to the employment and educational needs of human trafficking survivors; and
- Improve victim service providers’ partnerships with workforce development and education services entities and stakeholders in their communities.
Over the course of the project, we’ll develop online tools, webinars, and information on best practices, and host in-person training institutes for human trafficking victim service providers and their partners, with a specific focus on service providers funded by OVC.
For more information on the project, or to request technical assistance, contact us at PEOST@futureswithoutviolence.org.