August 2022Monthly Update


HT-RADAR Quarterly Meeting Save the Date
September 15, 2022

The next HT-RADAR meeting is scheduled for September 15, 2022, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (PST) and will be held in a hybrid format: in person at our 9055 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92123 and virtually over Zoom. Meeting details to follow.


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HT-RADAR is a Collaborator with the Institute on Violence and Trauma for their San Diego International Summit
August 28 – 31, 2022

The San Diego International Summit will be hosted in person at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine from August 28 – 31, 2022. There will be 11 different summit tracks, one of them focusing specifically on Labor & Sex Trafficking. HT-RADAR will be attending and hosting a table and attend sessions, please introduce yourself if you see us!

More details and registration here


Community Highlights

Online Safety & Prevention from Exploitation Hybrid Training – Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force

On Aug. 25, ICAC is hosting a hybrid youth-focused event with an accompanying adult on the premises (the adult-focused portion of the event will only be approximately 15-minutes). Youth will learn about cyberbullying, online exploitation & sexting proactive online safety recommendations, and how to make a report. This presentation is appropriate for children between 7th – 12th Grade. Parents & Caregivers will learn about proactive online safety recommendations and how to make a report.

Find details and registration here

Hybrid Vacatur Training Event by Your Safe Place (Family Justice Center) and Free to Thrive

Free hybrid training for all attorneys! There is still time to RSVP to this important training on vacaturs for Survivors. Training objectives: 1) Identification of eligible clients, 2) The vacatur process, 3) Vacatur Attorney Network (VAN). In-person training will be held Downtown San Diego on August 22, 2022, 12:00 pm (PST). Please RSVP with for in-person or online registration.

More information here

Personal Call for Papers by Dr. Kirsten Foot on “Frontiers in Organizing Processes: Collaborating against Human Trafficking/Modern Slavery for Impact and Sustainability”

Elizabeth Shun-Ching Parks, Marcel van der Watts, and Kirsten Foot are co-editing a special issue of the online, open-access, peer-reviewd journal Societies on the topic “Frontiers in Organizing Processes: Collaborating against Human Trafficking/Modern Slavery for Impact and Sustainability”. The deadline for submissions has been extended to October 31, 2022. We welcome submissions from researchers based in government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or the private sector, as well as from academics.

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GenerateHope Job Openings – San Diego & Colorado

GenerateHope is currently seeking a Care Coordinator / Resident Guide for their San Diego Recovery Program location. Being a Care Coordinator / Resident Guide involves living with formerly sex trafficked women. GenerateHope is also looking to hire a Program Therapist for their Northern Colorado Location. This is a part-time position working on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Academic Instructor for their Northern Colorado Location. This is a part-time position. Experience in working with sex trafficking victims or other types of trauma is desired.

Job description and requirements here


General Reports, Opportunities & Updates

Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report 2022

This year’s TIP report incorporated community feedback on new trends in human trafficking; examples of governments’ successes and challenges in prosecution, victim identification and protection, and efforts to prevent trafficking; and lessons learned in combating trafficking, including examples of effective anti-trafficking laws, policies, and programs. The State Department incorporated examples of promising practices and recommendations for engaging those with lived experience of human trafficking in anti-trafficking efforts. To request a hard copy of the 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report, please email and provide your mailing address. Please note that hard copies will not be available for mailing until Fall 2022.

Access TIP Report here
Watch TIP Report Launch Ceremony here

Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022 passes the House

U.S House of Representatives passed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022 (H.R.6552). The bill reauthorizes the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. It provides $1.1 billion over five years to reauthorize and enhance both domestic and international programs to support human trafficking victims and survivors through shelters, mental health care, education, life skills, and job training. The bill still needs to pass through the Senate and the President before being signed into law.

Learn more about the bill here

New Credit Repair Process for Survivors – Polaris

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a U.S. government agency responsible for overseeing financial products and services for consumers, has published details of a new process for victims and survivors of trafficking to block adverse information from their credit reports that resulted from their trafficking experience. This fact sheet was created to provide survivors and advocates with additional information about this process.

View the credit repair process here

New Materials Translated in Five Languages to Help Young Survivors of Human Trafficking

To commemorate World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, OVC announces newly translated Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials for young survivors of human trafficking. These materials include a set of graphic novels focused on young trafficking survivors’ experiences, plus an accompanying booklet about rights, roles, and responsibilities within the justice system. In addition to English, these support materials are now available in African French, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (simplified), Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Access new materials here

Senior Grants Manager Job Opening at Love146 (Remote)

Love146 is seeking a mission-driven and experienced grant professional to manage all aspects of the organization’s government and foundation grants portfolio. As the lead writer on proposals and reports to major institutional donors, the Senior Grants Manager will play an essential role in growing the organization’s grants portfolio year-over-year and serving as an ambassador with funders and other community partners. A successful candidate will be experienced, resourceful, and independent with compelling and persuasive communication skills. The position is also responsible for stewarding funders and ensuring that all grant reporting is done in a timely and accurate manner.

Job description details here

Office on Trafficking in Persons Legal Internship

The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is seeking a Legal Intern (PDF) to provide substantive legal and policy research, writing, and analysis support for a critical initiative of the Research & Policy Division. Potential focus areas include strengthening protections for unaccompanied minor survivors of trafficking, addressing forced labor in the public health supply chain, reducing demand for human trafficking, and examining intersections of trafficking and cybersecurity. The internship is a 20-hour-per-week commitment beginning in September and ending in December (dates are flexible). The Legal Intern may choose to work remotely or out of OTIP’s headquarters located in Washington, D.C. The position is uncompensated, but the Legal Intern’s supervisor will comply with any law school requirements should they choose to seek academic credit.

Deadline to Apply is August 12, 2022.
Internship details here

Social Work Tenure-Track Faculty Positions with Human Trafficking Expertise – Ohio State University

The Ohio State University College of Social Work invites applications for four tenure-track faculty positions (open rank) beginning in Autumn 2023. The dean has charged the search committee with identifying exceptional candidates who contribute to the diversity of scholarship, teaching and service conducted at the college. Substantive expertise in environmental justice, poverty and inequality, or human trafficking is desirable.

Deadline to Apply is September 5, 2022.
Job description details 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:
  • The Crossover Between Sex and Labor Trafficking: Elevation Without Segregation
    • Date: August 16, 2022, 12:00 pm (PST)
    • Hosted by: Framework
    • Description: This 2-hour-long survivor panel focuses on the intersections across the labor and sex trafficking industries. It will include audience interactions, and a live Q&A. Hear the perspective and insights from lived experience experts as they discuss the importance of co-identification and reflect on experiences often overlooked by the anti-trafficking movement. This conversation will analyze how providers can better impact identification and direct service needs without segregating survivors by trafficking type. By recognizing the frequency at which sex and labor trafficking intersect, we can allow those with lived experience to identify the commonalities and work to destigmatize and uplift survivor experiences. Help us empower survivors by offering more opportunities for understanding, healing, and self-sufficiency.
  • 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.
  • Preventing and Intervening in the Labor Trafficking of Students
    • Date:  August 17, 2022, 12:00 pm (PST)
    • Hosted by: Human Trafficking in America’s Schools
    • Description: Students who are forced to work long hours, often before they can complete schoolwork, or in dangerous jobs are less equipped to achieve in school given the trauma of their forced labor. In this webinar, we will explore what labor trafficking looks like in the United States and talk to subject matter experts, individuals with lived experience, and practitioners about how you can support students who are involved in labor trafficking.
  • Assessing Culpability — JuST Webinar Series
    • Date: August 17, 2022, 12:00 pm (PST)
    • Hosted by:  Shared Hope International
    • Description: Collaboration is key to any human trafficking response, but imperative where the complexity of victim-offender dynamics is not easily understood or revealed. This presentation is designed to provide service providers and criminal justice professionals with the strategies to uncover the reality of the victim’s involvement in the trafficking organization. Presenters will provide insight to assessing the culpability of individuals who were identified as both victims and offenders and share suggestions to assist in trauma-informed and appropriate responses.
  • Vacatur Training (Hybrid Training Event)
    • Date: August 22, 2022, 12:00 pm (PST)
    • Hosted by:  Your Safe Place and Free to Thrive
    • Description: Free hybrid training for all attorneys! There is still time to RSVP to this important training on vacaturs for Survivors. Training objectives: 1) Identification of eligible clients, 2) The vacatur process, 3) Vacatur Attorney Network (VAN). RSVP with
  • Working with Male, Transgender, and Nonbinary Minor Survivors – JuST Webinar Series
    • Date:  August 24, 2022, 11:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: Shared Hope International
    • Description: This session will focus on understanding the similar and unique needs of boys, transgender, and nonbinary trafficking survivors and considerations for providing services to them.
  • 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.
  • San Diego Regional Human Trafficking and CSEC Advisory Council & Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention
    • Date: September 6, 2022
    • Hosted by: San Diego County Health Subcommittee
    • Description: Recognize the signs of non-fatal strangulation to prevent stroke & death. Because people who experience non-fatal strangulation often lose time, its important to know how to assess it correctly to prevent stroke/death and prioritize a discussion on safety planning. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues in emergency departments, urgent cares, and related clinical areas throughout our region. Free CE/CME will be available for this event.
  • Fundamentals of Human Trafficking
    • Date: September 7, 2022
    • Hosted by: Collaborative to End Human Trafficking
    • Description: Human Trafficking is a complex and oftentimes misunderstood crime that occurs across our country and in every community. This introductory presentation will provide an overview of both sex and labor trafficking, and help participants understand how human trafficking impacts especially vulnerable populations and marginalized communities. This presentation will show what human trafficking looks like in your community, identifying the facts and myths, as well as discussing topics such as legislation, the types and stages of trafficking, and demand.
  • Session 3: How to Organize and Conduct a Focus Group
    • Date: September 8, 2022, 11:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: National Association of Drug Court Professionals
    • Description: Focus groups effectively gather in-depth information and a range of perspectives on a topic that is important but not well understood. Focus groups can assist treatment courts in better understanding the experiences of staff, participants, and community members. The NADCP Equity and Inclusion Toolkit includes organizing and conducting a focus group. This webinar will detail how to organize a focus group and how to conduct it.
  • ChildFirst EX: Expanded Forensic Interview Process
    • Date: September 7 – 9, 2022
    • Hosted by: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Zero Abuse Project
    • Description: Based on the nationally-recognized ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, this 2.5-day training provides a purposeful and legally defensible process for conducting expanded forensic interviews with children who may not succeed in a standard, single interview due to trauma, developmental, special needs, or other complicating issues, including poly victimization. The course will teach the expanded interview process as well as research supporting multiple, non-duplicative interviews with child victims and witnesses. It will discuss the expanded interview process as well as research supporting multiple, non-duplicative interviews with child victims and witnesses.
  • Comprehensive Victim Interviews – Helping Victims Retrieve and Disclose Traumatic Memories 
    • Date: October 5-6, 2022
    • Hosted by: Ending Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)
    • Description: Join EVAWI for this intensive 2-day training on Comprehensive Victim Interviewing (CVI), led by veteran law enforcement investigators and other leading national experts. After opening with an interactive exercise based on a 911 call, presenters will briefly review the scientific research on stress, trauma, and memory, as well as research on what works – and does not – when it comes to effective investigative interviews. Through engaging presentations, compelling videos, guided activities, and interactive Q&A with leading national experts, participants will walk away from this session better prepared to conduct effective victim interviews and evidence-based investigations.
  • “Bottom Girl” Webinar
    • Record
    • Hosted by:  The Avery Research Cente
    • Description: This 13 minute webinar was hosted by Angela C. Henderson, Ph.D. and former “bottom girl” Niyah as they talk about the victim-offender overlap in commercial sexual exploitation as it relates to Angie’s article, co-authored with Shea M. Rhodes, titled “Got Sold a Dream and It Turned into a Nightmare: The Victim-Offender Overlap in Commercial Sexual Exploitation.”
  • Trafficking, Incarceration, & Survival: How the Criminal Legal System Harms Victims
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Framework
    • Description: Hear survivors of forced criminality discuss their experiences within the labor trafficking paradigm. This webinar will increase your understanding of why victims stay and what it looks like when an underlying criminal offense is a part of a victim’s exploitation. Listen to survivor experiences of the consequences of wrongful prosecution and play your part in creating a solution to a criminal legal system that does not fully recognize all victims.
  • Racism & the Anti-Trafficking Movement
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: The Human Trafficking Legal Center
    • Description: In 2021, a coalition of survivor leaders and the Human Trafficking Legal Center conducted a survey on racism in the anti-trafficking movement. The survey, distributed in multiple languages, sought to learn more about the impact of systemic and structural racism experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) trafficking survivors. More than 80 survivor participants responded to the survey. Their answers provided insight into their lived experience navigating support services, legal issues, health care, and the anti-trafficking community. Centering the expertise of survivors can help to reframe structures of power and authority within anti-trafficking organizations, driving more effective policies and interventions. Please join us in a spirited discussion led by four survivor leaders on integrating inclusion and equity in the anti-trafficking community.
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This resource is regularly updated on the site.  Questions?  Or, know of conferences that you’d like to share with the HT-RADAR network? Contact us!
Submission Opportunities
  • Justice for Victims of Crime 17th National Indian Nations Conference – Call for Presentations
    • Hosted by the Office of Victims of Crime
    • Submission Deadline: August 30, 2022
  • Forced Migration and Trafficking in Persons in the Contemporary World: The Variables of Gender, Human Rights and Covid-19 Pandemic – Call for Abstracts
    • Hosted by World Congress of Sociology
    • Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022
  • 2022 CESE Global Summit – Submissions Requested
    • Hosted by the National Center of Sexual Exploitation
    • Submission Deadline: Unknown
Attendance Opportunities
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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  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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