Building Sustainable Partnerships between Human Trafficking Services and Workforce Development Programs

Title: Building Sustainable Partnerships between Human Trafficking Services and Workforce Development Programs

Date: August 28, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET


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Webinar Description:

Partnerships between organizations serving human trafficking survivors and workforce development programs can improve survivors’ access to a range of high-quality education and employment opportunities. Building cross-sector partnerships to seamlessly and effectively enhance client services can be challenging when programs have different goals and methods of service delivery. For example, education and job training programs may not be grounded in trauma informed practices; victim service programs may not be aware of the outcome requirements education and job training programs must meet to remain accredited. This webinar will focus overcoming common challenges when building cross-sector collaborations between victim service providers and workforce development programs to help foster a strong foundation that mutually benefits collaborating agencies and survivors of human trafficking.


Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify the services, needs, partners, and resources necessary to build a sustainable collaboration to increase access to employment and educational opportunities for survivors of trafficking;
  • Describe challenges that workforce development/educational services programs and victim service providers face related to collaboration; and,
  • Determine existing resources to build effective and sustainable partnerships.



Sarah Gonzalez – Futures Without Violence

Dr. Amanda Eckhardt – Restore NYC

Dr. Nir Tsuk – New York University and Osaka University

Mónica Arenas Futures Without Violence


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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.