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Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors' Needs

The prevalence of human trafficking across the country is widespread—spanning small, rural jurisdictions to sprawling cities—and affects both domestic and foreign-born children and adults. Because of the coercive and violent nature of human trafficking, it is common for victims to experience overlapping forms of victimization, particularly domestic violence and sexual assault. Yet, many survivors are unrecognized, criminalized, or do not receive adequate services to address their complex needs. How can multidisciplinary groups work together to identify survivors and direct them to services? How can key stakeholders enhance their capacity and collaboration to meet survivors' needs?

This five-part webinar series offers strategies, practical tips, case studies, and resources to help domestic violence and sexual assault service providers improve outcomes for human trafficking survivors. Each webinar highlights models for potential replication and features local and national subject matter experts.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the overlap between human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault;
  • Identify effective collaboration strategies that leverage culturally specific resources on behalf of survivors;
  • Explore ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement;
  • Consider examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification;
  • Learn about examples of successful law enforcement collaborations;
  • Identify court-based strategies to address the needs of trafficking victims and understand the role and significance of the court and judicial leadership in developing a response to human trafficking; and
  • Explore strategies for promoting collaboration while protecting confidentiality.
Topics, Dates and Registration Links:
Getting Out of the Box: The Key Ingredients to Cultivate Collaboration  May 28, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m. ET 
Balancing Collaboration, Confidentiality and Privilege on Human Trafficking Cases June 18, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
Collaborating with Culturally Specific Organizations to End Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault July 9, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
Working Together Part I: Law Enforcement August 13, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
Working Together Part II: The Courts September 24, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m. ET

As part of the ongoing implementation of the Federal Strategic Action Plan: Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013–2017, this webinar series is co-sponsored by:
  • U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, Office on Violence Against Women, and Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Family Violence Prevention and Services Program
  • State Justice Institute’s Human Trafficking and the State Courts Collaborative

If you have any questions about the series, please e-mail humantrafficking@ovcttac.org.
 

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