August 2021Monthly Update


HT-RADAR Announcements 

Please join us in completing a brief survey to help determine how we will hold the HT-RADAR meetings moving forward. The survey is available here 

We appreciate your collaboration and feedback! Thank you! 

Save the date for future HT-RADAR Meetings: 

December 9th, 2021 from 11:30am – 1:30pm (PST)

March 24th 2022 from 11:30am – 1:30pm (PST)


2021 HT-RADAR Annual Research Conference

A Collaboration of Point Loma Nazarene University and the County of San Diego

Friday, October 15, 2021

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Cutting edge and collaborative research for the common good.

The HT-RADAR Research Conference is coming to you virtually this year, creating a far-reaching platform for participants to hear from a nation-wide roster of researchers across four areas of focus: Health, Youth, Law Enforcement/Public Policy and Community Solutions.

  • Learn from a national roster of researchers featuring local and national human trafficking research that applies to the specific needs, practices, and approaches of a variety of stakeholders.
  • Identify best practices and new trends to improve our ability to innovate solutions.
  • Network with local and national experts and providers
  • Directly share research with participants to potentially influence public practices, legal approaches, and civic policies.

The Conference will be live-streamed. Some presentations may be recorded. Registered participants will have access to the Conference platform for one month following the conference.

The cost for all participants who reside outside San Diego is $25. If you are based in San Diego, then your attendance is free.

Register Here 

If you are based in San Diego, then your attendance is free.

Register as a San Diego Resident 


Quarterly Meeting

HT-RADAR Quarterly Meeting: Beyond Massage Parlors Presented by Youngbee Dale

The next HT-RADAR meeting is scheduled for September 23rd 2021 from 11:30am to 1:30pm (PST) and will be held virtually over Zoom.

Please make sure to register in advance for this meeting!

Registration Link: here 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This meeting will include a presentation that describes the Asian commercial sex market in the U.S. beyond massage parlors. In the past, the U.S. anti trafficking efforts have heavily focused on combating massage parlors to fight prostitution and sex trafficking of Asian women in the U.S. This presentation introduces the shift of trends taking place within the Asian sex market as a result of changing culture and policies, brothel models and criminal activities behind massage parlors and others. This presentation also discusses current challenges and recommendations to strengthen the U.S. fight against Asian sex trafficking market.

Youngbee Dale is CEO and Anti-trafficking Consultant at Dale Consulting, LLC in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2005, she has served numerous entities and nonprofits as an expert witness for trafficking victims and Asian organized crime and a trainer for federal and local law enforcement officers. Most recently, she has trained the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Southern District of New York (July 2021) and New York Police Department
(NYPD)(May 2021). After the recent shooting at the Asian spa in Georgia, she was also invited to train both state and local law enforcement to combat the Asian sex trafficking market in the state (May 2021). She has also published her studies on the U.S. commercial sex market, including
Visa Fraud in the Commercial Sex Market in the U.S.:Overview (2021), Money Laundering in the Commercial Sex Market in the U.S. (2019), Beyond Massage Parlors: Exposing the Korean Commercial Sex Market in the U.S. (2017), and others.



Community Highlights

Report: Human Trafficking Leadership Academy Class 6 Recommendations on Assessing and Responding to Risk Factors Among Migratory Families to Prevent Labor Trafficking

These recommendations were developed by fellows of Class 6 of the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA), a fellowship organized by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center and Coro Northern California. A team of allied professionals and survivor leaders worked together to respond to the following question “How can communities assess and respond to risk factors among migratory families in order to reduce vulnerabilities and prevent labor trafficking?” The HTLA fellowship is funded by the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) in consultation with the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The recommendations and content of this report do not necessarily represent the views of OTIP, OWH, or HHS.

Access to the full report is available here

Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials – Office for Victims of Crime 

For children, participating in the justice system as a victim or witness can be especially confusing, distressing, and even re-traumatizing. Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials was created to support children and youth during their involvement with the justice system as a victim or witness to a crime. Based on the input of national experts, these materials are intended to teach children about how the justice system works, what their rights are, the roles of the different practitioners they’ll meet, and how they can cope with the difficult feelings they might have. For children who have to testify, there are also tips to help them prepare for going to court. These materials were specifically designed to appeal to children of different age groups (ages 2–6, ages 7–12, and ages 13–18). However, you can use whichever set of materials seems most appropriate, given the child’s stage of development. For each age group, there are materials about the criminal justice system and the child welfare system. The goal of these materials is to provide effective, trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate information and support to children in a way that they can more easily understand, so they can feel informed, supported, and empowered.

The materials are available here 

Free the Slaves Annual Report: Adaptation, Innovation & Growth 

In 2020, despite COVID-19, Free the Slaves found innovative ways to carry on the essential work of combating modern slavery. They also expanded to new regions, driven by their fundamental commitment to human rights and racial justice. Read how they worked to hold governments accountable for their anti-slavery commitments and helped advise the incoming Biden-Harris administration on ways to strengthen America’s anti-trafficking efforts. Learn how they are changing the conditions that allow slavery to exist by fighting caste inequality in India, social exclusion in Mauritania, and unsafe migration to countries of the Persian Gulf. See how their teams went digital to continue essential training for front-line activists and to convene hundreds of global anti-slavery leaders for a virtual Freedom from Slavery Forum that included former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The report is available here

Talking Circle: Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities

Human trafficking impacts tribal people more than most of us realize with traffickers preying on

vulnerabilities such as jurisdiction, prosecution, and limited resources. On January 27, 2021, three panelists shared their experience working with tribal communities and answered participant questions during a Talking Circle titled “Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities.” Discussion topics included risk factors for trafficking, barriers to addressing trafficking on tribal lands, and needed services to aid the spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of trafficked tribal members or relatives. The Talking Circle webinar series is hosted by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center. This document includes questions and abbreviated answers provided by the panel of experts during the discussion.

Full document is available here





Opportunities and Resources


HT-RADAR 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:

The Necessity of Survivor Leadership

Hosted by: The Human Trafficking Legal Center

Survivor voices are critical to creating an effective movement to end human trafficking. Yet survivors too often face barriers when trying to make our voices heard. This webinar, aimed at survivors of human trafficking, will look deeply at the necessity of survivors’ leadership. We will look at some of the surprising root causes of resistance to survivor empowerment and how we can address them. We will also examine personal and organizational steps that can be taken to build more survivor leadership in our movement. Whether you are just starting to consider ways to share your voice, blazing a new trail, or ready to throw in the towel, come prepared to find ways for every survivor to be a part of the solution.


Trauma-Informed Engagement in Legal Settings 

Hosted by: Project TRUST

This webinar focuses on best practices for responding to and managing trauma responses that may surface while working with individuals with lived experience in human trafficking. The goals of this webinar are to: 

Provide an overview of trauma responses legal professionals may encounter when serving individuals impacted by trauma. 

Identify best practices for trauma-informed and person-centered engagement. 

Educate stakeholders on best practices in implementing trauma-informed engagement skills and tools in a legal setting.


Accessing Emergency Housing Vouchers for Trafficking Survivors

Hosted by: Freedom Network USA

The American Rescue Plan Act provided $5 billion dollars for rental assistance in the form of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) that will be administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). This webinar will provide an overview of the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program. Presenters will cover who is eligible to receive the vouchers, what requirements exist, and how anti-trafficking programs can partner with Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Continuums of Care (CoCs) to ensure that survivors of trafficking have access to these vouchers.


Upcoming Conferences 

(Listed here)

This resource page is regularly updated. Questions?  Or know of conferences that you’d like to share with the HT-RADAR network? Contact us!

During this uncertain time conference dates are changing frequently. Please note these dates may be changed and changes will be updated on the HT-RADAR website.


Leave No Victim Behind V

Hosted by: Leave No Victim Behind

Virtual Conference: August 17–19, 2021

Virtual Stop. Observe. Ask. Respond (SOAR) to Human Trafficking Health and Wellness Training

Hosted by: OVC

Virtual Conference: August 18th 2021

26th San Diego International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Across the Lifespan

Hosted by Institute on Violence and Trauma 

San Diego, CA: August 26, 2021 – September 1, 2021

2021 IAHTI Training Conference

Hosted by: International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators

Virtual Conference: September 8-10, 2021

2021 Domestic Violence Solutions Conference

Hosted by Utah Domestic Violence Coalition & the Utah Association for Domestic Violence Treatment

Virtual Conference: September 15-17, 2021

International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference

Hosted by: The University of Toledo

Virtual Conference: September 22-24, 2021

The JuST Conference

Hosted by Shared Hope International 

Washington DC: November 17-19, 2021


Funding Opportunities 

(Listed here)

This resource page is regularly updated.


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: On-going 

Neo Philanthropy (Foundation Funding)

Source: Neo Philanthropy

Through 12 funds, including the Four Freedoms FundTM 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

OVW Fiscal Year 2021 National Service Line for Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Source: Office on Violence Against Women

DOJ estimates that hundreds of thousands of incidents of sexual abuse and sexual harassment occur every year in prisons and jails across the country.As a result, the goal of the National Service Line for Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Abuse Initiative (Initiative) is to determine if and how a National Sexual Abuse Service Line (Service Line) could assist correctional agencies and facilities across the nation to achieve and maintain compliance with PREA Standards. 

Close Date: September 01, 2021