This session features Nadia Swanson, LMSW, Coordinator of Training and Advocacy at the Ali Forney Center and Melissa Brockie, MSW, New Day Center Director at UMOM. P., Child Abuse Pediatrician, Center for Safe and Healthy Families, University of Utah Primary Children's Hospital and Elizabeth Hendrix, M. W., Trafficking in Persons Program Director, Asian Association of Utah. The session highlights how some agencies have forged creative and strategic partnerships with hotel brands, local public housing authorities, and federal agencies to streamline and expand access to emergency and long term shelter resources on behalf of trafficking survivors.Participants gain information on how to incorporate best practices and strategies for meeting the needs of LGBT clients, ensuring safety and confidentiality while building community partnerships to better serve this population. This session provides grantees with information on strategies for supporting the needs of male victims through their programs. This webinar features presentations from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), and the U. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), about plans for an upcoming pilot program in Chicago, IL which will designate up to 60 vouchers for survivors of trafficking to access housing in the private market.
Participants learned strategies for improving outreach to hard-to-reach populations that are vulnerable to labor trafficking, and for building long-term, collaborative relationships with community based organizations and nontraditional investigative partners.
This session, moderated by OVC Fellow, Tuyet Duong, and featuring Yazmeen Hamza from Woman Kind, Eria Myers from Pacific Asian Counseling Services and David Steib from Ayuda, discusses the role language access plays in providing appropriate and competent services for victims of human trafficking who are deaf, hard of hearing, or those who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
No Contact Orders (NCOs) can be a key piece of a survivor's safety plan and, when implemented and enforced in conjunction with schedule mapping, are invaluable tools.
This session addresses the unique challenges of creating a safety plan that meets the specific needs of victims in a campus environment, explores how safety planning for sexual violence can be different than safety planning for domestic violence, and discusses strategies for protecting victim privacy and safety.
The session highlights strategies in identifying and building a labor trafficking case, similarities and differences in collaborating between law enforcement and victim service providers in a sex trafficking case vs. citizen survivors, and challenges faced when bringing a labor trafficking case to a prosecutor.
labor trafficking case, working with foreign national vs. This session focuses on the eligibility requirements for a T and U Visa, key differences, necessary documents and evidence required in a T and U Visa application, and when and how to coordinate with law enforcement and prosecutors in the T and U Visa process.In this session, grantees gain information on how relationships with medical professionals and health care systems can support the delivery of comprehensive, trauma-informed, and survivor-centered services. Three members of the team that worked toward the prosecution and conviction of Mohammad Sharif Alaboudi in 2013 discuss their involvement in the case.This session features two speakers from the Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force, Corey, J. The session highlights the complex vulnerabilities associated with trafficking of native minor and adult victims, and evaluates cross-disciplinary collaborative efforts.This session addresses the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in creating a safety plan that meets the specific needs of victims in a campus environment; explores how safety planning for campus victims/survivors may differ from safety planning for domestic violence victims; and discusses strategies for protecting victim privacy, discussing emotional safety, and providing survivor-centered safety planning.The session features Esther Del Toro Oliver from Wage and Hour Division, U. Department of Labor; Colleen Owens from the Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute and John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and Meredith Rapkin from Friends of Farmworkers.Participants gain information on the importance of language access in identifying and serving victims, and identify tools and program models that address the systemic barriers facing survivors of human trafficking who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or LEP. Hayes and Taylor Loomis from Sanctuary for Families, discusses how two key programs at Sanctuary for Families, the Economic Empowerment Program and the Anti-Trafficking Initiative, have come together to ensure the short- and long-term success of the clients they serve. House; Liz Chacko, Deputy Director, Friends of Farmworkers; Corinne Guest, Therapist and Program Coordinator, La Puerta Abierta; and Kathleen Thomas, Clinical Training Coordinator, Project LIFE, North County Lifeline.