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Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a complex problem. Enhance your capacity to respond.OVC TTAC provides practitioner-driven, evidence-based training and technical assistance (TTA) that is responsive to the particular needs of victim service providers, their communities, and the victims they serve, including a specific focus on human trafficking. The types of TTA include tailored, onsite consultations and trainings in response to specific requests, and a number of online resources, including our e-Guide for newly formed and established multidisciplinary task forces.

Examples of types of support from OVC TTAC:

  • OVC TTAC team provides phone and 6-hour on-site technical assistance consultation to members of a multidisciplinary group interested in forming an human trafficking task force in Ohio. The TA addressed various issues such as task force structure and formation, leadership, and membership.
  • OVC TTAC sends an expert consultant to South Carolina to train approximately 200 mental health care providers, legislators, law enforcement personnel, hotel staff, and other allied professionals on the identification of human trafficking victims. OVC TTAC maintains a consultant database of subject matter experts and trainers nationwide who are selected for TTAs.
  • OVC TTAC provides financial support and facilitates a group of task force members from Texas to visit and shadow an human trafficking victim service organization in Georgia to help the task force design a statewide protocol for comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking.

Take Action

Take Action. If you are a service provider or organization of any kind, please reach out to humantrafficking@ovcttac.org and ask how we can help you get the training you need to combat human trafficking in your community. Follow the links below for some of the ways in which we can support your human trafficking efforts.

Resources

Best Practices in Developing Training Materials (PDF, 167 KB): This fact sheet outlines key adult learning principles that organizations should consider as they develop training and written materials.

The OVC Human Trafficking Action Research Toolkit was developed, written, and reviewed by subject matter experts, including those with lived experience. Authors: Dr. Alana Henninger, Samantha Lowry, Aubrey Lloyd, and Caterina Marzella. Published September 2021

Key Considerations for Developing and Assessing Human Trafficking Resources (PDF, 191 KB): This fact sheet can be used for reference when developing human trafficking resources and trainings and to review existing resources to evaluate the information critically and identify its relevancy.

The OVC Human Trafficking Action Research Toolkit was developed, written, and reviewed by subject matter experts, including those with lived experience. Authors: Dr. Alana Henninger, Samantha Lowry, Aubrey Lloyd, and Caterina Marzella. Published September 2021

Building Resiliency in Victim-Serving Organizations (PDF, 971 KB): Learning how to develop and build resiliency is essential for victim service providers, first responders, and organizations of all sizes. This document includes questions for you and your organization to ask to begin identifying ways to build resiliency.

Building and Managing Volunteer Programs (PDF, 2.1 MB): Learning how to effectively work with, manage, and support volunteers allows for organizations to expand their capacity as well as incorporate the communities they serve. This is essential knowledge for victim service providers, programmatic staff, and organizations of all sizes. This document includes questions for you and your organization to ask to begin identifying ways to enhance your volunteer programs.

Developing and Managing a Board of Directors (PDF, 1.4 MB): Understanding how to develop and manage a board of directors is key for victim service provider organizations of all sizes, primarily for leadership and programmatic staff who interact with the organizations board of directors. This document includes questions for you and your organization to ask to begin to identify ways to develop and manage your board of directors.