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July 2022


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HT-RADAR June Quarterly Meeting recap on Assets & Logic:

Proposing an Evidence-based Strategic Partnership Model for Anti-trafficking Response by lead researcher – Dr. Kathleen Preble 

This presentation was recorded, but the researcher requested that it only be shared with those who registered.  Our interactive session consisted of identifying resources for outpatient mental health services in San Diego with the Asset Map template provided by Dr. Preble. Below you will find the resources identified within the 30 minutes dedicated to this activity. *Please contact Dr. Preble at preblek@missouri.edu to adopt and implement this model in your region, she is looking forward to collaborate with locations outside of Missouri.



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Community Highlights




PSExpress_2021-07-13_19-47-26_754.pngHelp Stop Human Trafficking — San Diego District Attorney Free Online Training Courses

The San Diego Harbor Police Foundation supports additional training for Harbor Police officers and has created this training program for employees at the San Diego International Airport and the county-wide tourism industry to help prevent and put a stop to this uniquely invasive criminal activity. 3,250 people have been trained across the county with the free training course provided by the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. Free online courses include Hotel Housekeeping and Room Service, Hotel Front Desk and Guest Services, Airport Workers, Airport Security, and Food & Beverage.

Access free training course here




One Safe Place, a New Family Justice Center, Will Support Crime Victims in North County

The District Attorney, County leaders, health professionals, and law enforcement celebrated the upcoming opening of One Safe Place in San Marcos. One Safe Place is a family justice center created to support victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking, and violent loss in northern San Diego County. Child and adult victims of abuse and their families can go to One Safe Place and receive acute crisis-care, forensic medical exams, advocacy, counseling and therapy, legal services such as restraining orders, connections to a safe shelter and housing, long-term mentoring, workforce readiness, clothing, and educational opportunities all under one roof.

Read press release here




Beauty for Ashes Scholarship Preview Day — Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU)

Survivors of human trafficking interested in pursuing an education at PLNU are invited to attend  on August 12th at 9:00 am to learn about the full-ride scholarship “Beauty for Ashes.” Adult Degree Completion and undergraduate options are available. For questions or to learn more, please contact Jessica Kim at jessicakim@pointloma.edu

Register for the preview day here




Publication — Core Guiding Principles for Applied Practice in Prevention, Identification, and Restoration: Anti-Trafficking Efforts for Better Health Outcomes

This chapter examines exemplary local efforts and programs that provide examples of best-practice, sustainability, multidisciplinary collaboration, and other victim-centered practices. Additionally, a public health theoretical prevention framework is applied in order to provide a deeper understanding of the different stages of trafficking, namely recruitment, identification, and recovery. Applying the preventive framework to the three stages of trafficking creates a deeper comprehension of the issue at hand. Furthermore, this chapter proposes core guiding principles that include evidenced-base approaches to cater to the needs of survivors, the sustainability of programs, and uniformity across the country among anti-trafficking efforts among others. Future recommendations include the development of evidence-based trainings for multiple disciplines that are yet included in the prevention, identification, and recovery of victims of human trafficking.

Purchase chapter here
Contact Dr. Richie-Zavaleta at arichiez@pointloma.edu




Assessing Non-fatal Strangulation Training – San Diego Human Trafficking & CSEC Advisory Council Health Subcommittee & the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial County

The Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial County and the Health Subcommittee for the San Diego Human Trafficking & CSEC Advisory Council are offering this free continuing education for physicians and nurses on August 3rd from 10am-12pm. It is important to know how to assess strangulation correctly to prevent stroke/death and prioritize a discussion on safety planning. Please see the attached flyer and share this opportunity with your colleagues in emergency departments, urgent cares, and related clinical areas throughout our region.

Register here




San Diego Regional Task Force on Homelessness (RTFH) Helps Tackle Homelessness by Conducting WeAllCount Point-In-Time Count — Live Well San Diego

On May 23, 2022, the Regional Task Force on Homelessness released the topline results from the 2022 WeAllCount Point-in-Time Count, a one-day snapshot of the minimum number of San Diegans living in emergency shelters, transitional housing, safe-havens, and on our streets and along our riverbeds. Conducted on a cold and damp February morning, at the tail end of the Omicron COVID-19 wave, this count was completed thanks to the time and generosity of 1,400 volunteers across San Diego County.


View Point-In-Time Count results here

Read Press Release here




Response to At-Risk Missing and High-Risk Endangered Missing Children Training and Conference — International Network of Hearts (INH) & Department of Justice

International Network of Hearts is hosting a press conference prior to the training, discussing the issue of human trafficking occurring across our southern borders and the efforts, challenges, and successes of law enforcement authorities from both sides of the border. This meeting will take place in-person at the City Council Chamber of Chula Vista. Conference and Training will be held on August 4, 2022.


More details here. Email info@inhearts.org to register




General Reports, Opportunities & Updates




Department of State Acknowledges Historical and Ongoing Harm: The Connections Between Systemic Racism and Human Trafficking

The U.S. Department of State leads the U.S. government’s global engagement to combat human trafficking and chairs the federal interagency anti-trafficking task force. As part of this work, it commits to engaging with its interagency, civil society, private sector, multilateral, and survivor leader partners to better understand systemic racism’s effects on the human trafficking field and to integrate racial equity more intentionally into the U.S. anti-trafficking response.

Access fact sheet here




The Public Health Response to Human Trafficking: A Look Back and a Step Forward — Open Access Public Health Reports 

This report is a new Office of Trafficking in Persons-sponsored supplement published by Public Health Reports (PHR), the official journal of the Office of the Surgeon General and U.S. Public Health Service, describes the innovative ways researchers, service providers, and others are building a public health approach to address human trafficking. A public health approach allows for a stronger focus on the systemic inequities that make certain individuals, families, and communities more vulnerable to human trafficking.

Open access report can be found here




2021 Federal Human Trafficking Report — Human Trafficking Institute

The Federal Human Trafficking Report is puplished each year as a tool for justice sector professionals, government agencies, and everyday advocates to understand the U.S. federal response to human trafficking and promote improvements. This project is essential to evaluating how well the United States prosecutes suspected traffickers because this massive collection of data is not available anywhere else.


Access summary or full report here




Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Helps Survivors Mitigate the Financial Consequences of Human Trafficking

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has established, among other things, a method for survivors of trafficking to submit documentation to credit reporting companies that identifies any adverse item of information that resulted from human trafficking. The rule prohibits credit reporting companies from providing a report containing the adverse items of information. The Debt Bondage Repair Act prohibits credit reporting companies from providing credit reports that contain any negative item of information about a survivor of trafficking that resulted from the trafficking.

Read more information here




Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking Institute  — Futures Without Violence & Office for Victims of Crime

Futures Without Violence, in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), is pleased to offer a five-week synchronous and asynchronous online workshop series to support the development of local partnerships between or among human trafficking direct service providers, workforce development organizations, vocational training providers, and educational institutions designed to improve access to quality employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking.

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2022. Apply here




Help St. James Research Centre understand the linkages between homelessness and CSEC by Taking The Survey 

The St. James Research Centre is conducting a study to understand the linkages between homelessness and trafficking in the United States, and are asking stakeholders to fill out the survey. No private or personal data will be collected through this form. The outcomes from this study will be used to inform policy and practice related to the prevention and response to trafficking. The outcomes of this study will be shared with participants once it is complete. Name, position, and the name of organization presented will be kept private and will not be published or made public in any way. Please complete a different form for each program. For questions, please contact them through charity@myglobalfamily.org.

Answer survey here




Building Trauma-Informed Practices for Anti-Trafficking Housing Programs — Freedom Network Training 

The purpose of this document is to provide a framework that anti human trafficking providers offering housing services can be used to create trauma-informed, person-centered, and voluntary housing programs for trafficking survivors.

Access guide here




Director of Finance Job Opening — Polaris

About role: Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, Polaris is seeking a Director of Finance who is responsible for the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, payroll, depreciation schedules, fixed asset records and general accounting for Polaris. They ensure optimum compliance with generally accepted accounting principles in the completion of these areas of responsibility.

Details on application here




The Intersection of Substance Use and Housing — Freedom Network Training Institute

This fact sheet provides an in-depth overview of the intersection of substance use and housing. It details how providers can support survivors who may be actively using substances through trauma-informed and voluntary services. The fact sheet also provides tips for supporting survivor well-being and recovery.

Review fact sheet here









HT-RADAR now offers information about webinars focused on anti-trafficking work and anti-trafficking research. As many of us are working remotely, here are some resources for additional educational opportunities:
  • Child Abuse: From Suspicion to Disclosure
    • Date: July 14, 2022, 8:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: National Criminal Justice Training Center
    • Description: Learn the best approach with children who are alleged victims of child abuse in the initial phases of a case, after a concern has been identified. Develop the skills and techniques necessary to engage a child in such a way as to minimize suggestibility but still provide support, beyond what is taught in a First Responder Training. Review best practices in the identification of concern and learn to engage these children in a way that maximizes positive case outcomes and minimizes potential behaviors that can hurt cases.
  • Response to At-Risk Missing and High-Risk Endangered Missing Children
    • Date: July 14, 2022, 6:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Fox Valley Technical College
    • Description: Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: Engage and construct a collaborative response to At-Risk missing and High-Risk endangered missing children; Explore how a missing child’s exploitation intersects with child protection, law enforcement and juvenile justice systems; Understand the vital aspect of proactive recovery tools; Utilize recovery interview approaches and methods for recovered high risk missing to identify possible exploitation
  • Child Sex Trafficking: From Suspicion to Disclosure
    • Date: July 19, 2022, 8:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: National Criminal Justice Training Center
    • Description: Learn techniques and strategies to enhance the likelihood of obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking. Compare and contrast typical child sexual abuse cases with child sex trafficking (CST) cases and address the different points of entry into the criminal justice and welfare system for CST victims. Understand various disciplines’ roles and responsibilities and how they can contribute to a positive outcome of the CST case. Examine question strategy, interview dynamics, language use, and interview suggestions. Discuss the business model of child sex trafficking as it relates to a variety of crimes, including the use of child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
  • Response to At-Risk Missing and High-Risk Endangered Missing Children
    • Date: July 27, 2022, 6:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Fox Valley Technical College
    • Description: Gather information on how to engage and construct a collaborative response to at-risk missing and high-risk endangered missing children. Explore how a missing child’s path to becoming a victim of exploitation intersects with the child protection, law enforcement and juvenile justice systems and acts as a risk factor to abductions. Examine the complex, layered exploitation these victims endure and how exploiters capitalize on this victimization.
  • AMBER Alert Essentials for Community Members 
    • Date: July 27, 2022, 11:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Fox Valley Technical College
    • Description: AMBER Alert Essentials for Community Members will enable members of the public to recognize the history and essential components of the AMBER Alert Program. The criteria for an AMBER Alert will be examined as well as how to support law enforcement efforts during an AMBER Alert activation.
  • Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking
    • Date: August 1 – 4, 2022
    • Hosted by: Framework
    • Description: This virtual training will focus on improving multidisciplinary team responses in child sex trafficking cases. Topics will include differentiating between traditional cases of child abuse and child sex trafficking cases and recognizing and locating youth at risk for victimization. Attendees must be part of a multidisciplinary team and all team members must attend together.
  • Creating a Community Action Plan for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
    • Date: August 16 – 17, 2022
    • Hosted by: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Fox Valley Technical College
    • Description: Learn the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, mandated reporter and stakeholder responsibilities. This course is open to all members of child serving organizations such as preschool, after-school care, summer camps, church groups, athletic associations or others responsible for the care of minors.
  • Beyond Counting: Strategies to Collect and (Actually) Use Your Family Treatment Court Data
    • Date: August 30, 2022, 11:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Children and Family Futures
    • Description: This webinar is part of the three-part Family Treatment Court Practice Academy 2022: Beyond Collaboration to Results course. Learning Objectives: Explore why all team members must “care enough to count” and how data-driven decision-making improves outcomes for children, parents, and families; Learn innovative strategies, key lessons, and takeaways about using data to inform decision-making, policy and system improvements, and sustainability planning; Design a data dashboard that meets your family treatment court’s needs for tracking outcomes, progress, and equity in access and outcomes; Commit to action: Use our Action Plan template, write in your next steps, and post it near your workspace or pin it as a reminder to take action.
  • How to Apply for an Eligibility Letter for Foreign National Minors Who Experienced Human Trafficking
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Administration for Children & Families
    • Description: HHS Interim Assistance and Eligibility Letters allow foreign national minors who may have or have experienced human trafficking, and meet certain eligibility rules, to apply for the same benefits and services as refugees. If when working with a foreign national minor (non-US citizen/legal permanent resident and currently under 18) there concerns that they may have experienced forced labor or commercial sex at any point in their life, this video will explain how to submit a request for assistance through the Shepherd Case Management System.
  • Economic Advocacy in Housing Programs
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Freedom Network Training Institute
    • Description: participants learned how economic empowerment supports survivors’ individual strengths and goal planning. Presenters provided practical and creative ways to offer a spectrum of voluntary economic advocacy case management services beyond budgeting classes.
  • Intersections of Secondary Traumatic Stress with Racism, Historical Trauma, and Other Systems of Oppression
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Preventionof Justice & Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center
    • Description: This two-hour webinar will focus on how secondary traumatic stress (STS) intersects with issues related to identity and oppression. Participants increase their understanding of how racial inequality, historical trauma and other systems of oppression can exacerbate the impact of STS on direct service providers. The expert presenters will share their personal experiences and offer strategies for individuals, leaders, and organizations to address these topics and increase resiliency in the workplace.
For more information regarding webinars and educational opportunities,
please visit: ht-radar.com.





This resource is regularly updated on the ht-radar.com site.  Questions?  Or, know of conferences that you’d like to share with the HT-RADAR network? Contact us!
Submission Opportunities
  • 2022 CESE Global Summit – Submissions Requested
    • Hosted by the National Center of Sexual Exploitation
    • Submission Deadline: Unknown
Attendance Opportunities


For more information regarding research conferences,
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Funding Opportunities

  • OJJDP FY 2022 Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Incarceration Initiative
    • Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    • This initiative will support states to close youth correctional facilities, assess and respond to the impact of closures on facility staff and the surrounding communities, and reinvest state and local resources to support more effective community-based services and support for justice-involved youth and their families. The initiative will support the development and implementation of innovative strategies for closing youth correctional facilities and reinvesting cost savings in community-based solutions that promote positive outcomes for youth, increase public safety, and strengthen families and neighborhoods.
    • Close Date: July 25, 2022
  • SOAR to Health and Wellness Training (SOAR) Demonstration Program
    • Source: Department of Health and Human Services
    • The SOAR Demonstration Program funds organizations to implement SOAR trainings and build capacity to identify, treat, and respond to patients or clients who have experienced human trafficking among their patient or client population. SOAR is a nationally recognized, accredited training program delivered by OTIP’s National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) and is designed to help target audiences identify and respond to those who are at risk of, are currently experiencing, or have experienced trafficking and connect them with needed resources. Target audiences for SOAR trainings delivered by NHTTAC include professionals, organizations, and communities that address human trafficking in healthcare, behavioral health, public health, and social services settings.
    • Close Date: July 25, 2022
  • Aspire: Child and Youth Trafficking Assistance Demonstration Program
    • Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
    • Aspire’s goal is to provide national coverage of comprehensive case management and other supportive services to domestic and foreign national children and youth who have experienced severe forms of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, and are not currently receiving, or able to receive, similar trafficking-specific services from another federally funded program.  Aspire must also establish a local regional presence to coordinate project activities and direct services. Case management services must be provided to qualified persons directly by the prime recipient and may also be provided through a network of subcontracted providers, that provide direct services and community referrals
    • Close Date: July 25, 2022
  • Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Demonstration (VHT-NC) Program
    • Source: Department of Health and Human Services
    • The VHT-NC Demonstration Program’s goal is to directly fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to Native American adults and minors who have experienced a severe form of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals. Under the VHT-NC Demonstration Program, the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically responsive, case management to Native Americans who have experienced sex and labor trafficking; 2) outreach efforts to increase identification of Native Americans who have experienced sex and labor trafficking; and 3) training to service providers and community partners.
    • Close Date: July 27, 2022
  • Trafficking Victim Assistance Program
    • Source: Administration for Children and Families
    • The Office on Trafficking in Persons within the Administration for Children and Families is announcing funds for the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program. TVAP’s goal is to directly fund time-limited comprehensive case management services to foreign national adults confirmed and potential victims of a severe form of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended, who are seeking or have received Health and Human Services certification.  TVAP must also establish local regional presence to coordinate project activities and direct services.  A foreign national includes individuals who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents. Case management services must be provided to qualified persons directly by the prime recipient and may also be provided through a network of subcontracted providers that provide direct services and community referrals.
    • Close Date: Jul 27, 2022
  • LBCF Community Impact Fund Grant (Long Beach)
    • Source: Long Beach Community Foundation
    • In 2022 grants will be awarded to support programs that best address the post-pandemic educational, emotional, and health needs of at-risk youth, including those experiencing homelessness in Long Beach.
    • Close Date: July 29, 2022
  • BJA FY 2022 Improving Adult and Juvenile Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program 
    • Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
    • OJP is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. The Second Chance Act (SCA) of 2007 (Public Law 110-199), reauthorized by the First Step Act of 2018, provides a comprehensive response to assist in the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to their communities so that the transition is more successful and promotes public safety. The FY 2022 Improving Adult and Juvenile Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Grant Program is a new solicitation designed to implement programming and services in response to the Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of  2020.
    • Close Date: July 28, 2022
  • OJJDP FY 2022 Supporting Vulnerable At-Risk Youth and Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    • Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    • This solicitation supports the establishment of a pilot demonstration program to develop, implement, and build replicable treatment models for residential-based innovative care, treatment, and services. The primary population served by such pilot programs shall include adolescents and youth transitioning out of foster care who have experienced a history of foster care involvement, child poverty, child abuse or neglect, human trafficking, juvenile justice involvement, substance use or misuse, or gang involvement. Eligible applicants can provide services to youth and young adults up to and including age 25.
    • Close Date: August 15, 2022

Ongoing Opportunities:

  • The Human Services Program (Orange County & Los Angeles)
    • Source: The Marisla Foundation
    • The Human Services Program addresses the needs of women in crisis, primarily focusing on their physical, emotional and mental health, and financial wellbeing. Grants support activities and integrated approaches to stable housing, treating addiction, empowering adult and child domestic violence survivors, and vocational training. The geographic limitation is Orange County and Los Angeles, California.
    • Close Date: Ongoing
  • Grants to USA Nonprofits for Projects and Programs to Benefit Children and Families: When Georgia Smiled Grant
    • Source: The Robin McGraw and Dr. Phil Foundation
    • Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for projects and programs to benefit children and families. Funding is intended for activities that address domestic violence, including assault and human trafficking, and organizations that benefit children, especially in the foster care system. The Foundation seeks to support organizations and programs that build awareness, offer solutions and address the needs of children and families to live healthy, safe, and joy-filled lives free of domestic violence and sexual assault.
    • Close Date: Ongoing
  • Wells Fargo Private Foundations
    • Source: Wells Fargo
    • Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services provides a full array of services to private and family foundations across the country. For these foundations, Wells Fargo serves as sole trustee, co-trustee, or agent. To serve these foundations, we seek to help non-profit organizations identify appropriate grant resources for specific funding needs. To help you find these grants, we provide a wide range of information about these foundations through our search feature.
    • Close Date: Ongoing
  • Neo Philanthropy (Foundation Funding)
    • Source: Neo Philanthropy
    • Through 12 funds, including the Four Freedoms Fund™ and State Infrastructure Fund, NEO has designed and led large-scale collaborative grantmaking funds, connecting donors with aligned values to support work they could not fund as effectively on their own.
    • Close Date: Ongoing
  • Costco Charitable Contributions (Foundation Funding)
    • Source: Costco Charitable Contributions Foundation
    • Costco Wholesale’s primary charitable efforts specifically focus on programs supporting children, education, and health and human services in the communities where we do business. Throughout the year we receive a large number of requests from nonprofit organizations striving to make a positive impact, and we are thankful to be able to provide support to a variety of organizations and causes.
    • Close Date: Ongoing
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Foundation Funding)
    • Source: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
    • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.
    • Close Date: Ongoing
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