December 2021Monthly Update

Quarterly Meeting

HT-RADAR Quarterly Meeting


December 9, 2021, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (PST) and will be held virtually over Zoom.


Presentation 1: LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth Vulnerabilities presented by Kimberly Hogan, MA, LMSW, PhD Candidate, Instructor and Co-Investigator Project ACCESS at the University of Southern Mississippi


This presentation will focus on a cross-sectional purposeful sampling design that was used to recruit 215 homeless young adults (ages 18–25) from greater Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona in July 2015. This study delved into the vulnerabilities of LGBTQ+ homeless young people. In the population studied, sex trafficked LGBTQ+ homeless young adults were found to be significantly more likely to report exchanging sex for money and were also found to have reported higher rates of challenging life experiences. The implications of these findings are discussed, and future research on sex trafficked LGBTQ+ homeless individuals is recommended.


Presentation 2:  Culturally Responsive Strategies for Engagement by K Thomas, LPCC, NCC, Clinical Training Manager at North County Lifeline

This interactive session will begin with a presentation from a local San Diego perspective and provide best practice approaches for engaging with LGBTQ+ victims and survivors that have been developed by individuals with lived experience of trafficking and industry professionals. We will finish through breakout sessions with reflection questions and situational prompts to guide group discussions.


Please make sure to register in advance for this meeting!

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


Save the date for future HT-RADAR Meetings:

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



Community Highlights

The National Action Plan To Combat Human Trafficking

The White House released an updated National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking that responds to predatory behavior by addressing the needs of underserved individuals, families, and communities. It emphasizes the importance of collaboration across government when investing resources in anti-trafficking policies and programs. It also emphasizes collaboration with state and local governments, the private sector, and non-governmental partners.The Plan draws on survivor voices and recommendations over the years on how to prevent human trafficking and provide the appropriate resources to protect and respond to the needs of individuals who have experienced human trafficking.

Report can be accessed here

Ending Human Trafficking in San Diego: A Collaborative Summit

Friday, January 21, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Liberty Station Conference Center

In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, January 2022, we are inviting organizations to join us in a collaborative community event to increase awareness about the incredible anti-trafficking efforts of our region. We are inviting all local partners to participate with an exhibit, but we’d also like to ask you to be present for a short panel discussion about services in San Diego and your work with Radlee. Thanks to a generous grant from Rotary International, the Center for Justice & Reconciliation at Point Loma Nazarene University, the San Diego Office of the District Attorney and the San Diego County Office of Education are inviting your agency to participate in this joint awareness event for our community.

Register for the summit here

Human Trafficking Study – Participation Opportunity

Doctoral student at Alliant International University, Jashneel Singh is looking for participants to help explore the lived experience victims/survivors of human trafficking encounter while navigating the mental healthcare system. Participation will take approximately 1 – 1.5 hours. All participant identities will remain confiden

tial. Read more details here.

To participate, please email

Addressing Consumer Awareness and (in)Action Towards Modern Slavery

This study, out of England, was funded by the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (the Modern Slavery PEC), which is funded and supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), from the Strategic Priorities Fund The study undertakes a comprehensive review of academic research into anti-trafficking and anti-slavery campaigns to identify common methods and outcomes of consumer attitudes, intentions, and behavior. It examines how consumers can be mobilized to address modern slavery and what interventions are effective.

Study can be accessed here

 Healing from Trauma Online Gallery – Submissions Requested

Through this awareness-building gallery, Framework hopes to help service providers and survivors better understand experiences, and the resources available following labor trafficking. From January through March 2022, this online gallery will exhibit how survivors of labor trafficking have healed, processed, and expressed themselves while exploring, understanding, and moving through their traumatic experiences. Survivors are invited to submit visual representations of trauma and their journey toward healing. Service providers are encouraged to share the opportunity to submit with their clients.

Details and the submission form can be found here

Victim Compensation Formula Grant Program – Fiscal Year 2019 Data Analysis Report

The Office for Victims of Crime compiles and analyzes data in this report including all state compensation claims, regardless of the funding source. The percentage of Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding provided to the states is set by statute. The annual grant amount is based on 60 percent of each state’s compensation payments from 2 years prior to the grant year. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, 54 states and territories received VOCA Victim Compensation grants. Together, these grantees provided $399,558,500 in compensation funding to 235,314 claims.

Compensation funding may be used for a range of expenses, such as medical and dental care, funeral and burial costs, mental health treatment, and loss of income. Compensation funds may also be used for childcare, relocation, replacement of some personal items, and other specified uses, depending on the jurisdiction.

Report can be found here

NIJ’s Research Assistantship Program

The NIJ Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students the opportunity to bring their expertise to NIJ to work across offices and program areas to obtain a practical and applied research experience. The RA program is a research-focused professional development opportunity for doctoral students. The NIJ welcomes students from all academic disciplines to apply who wish to connect their research to the criminal justice field. This unique assistantship is an opportunity to learn and contribute to the breadth and depth of science research in which NIJ engages. NIJ provides funds to participating universities to pay salaries and other costs associated with research assistants who work on NIJ research activities.

  • Students have until January 3, 2022, to work with their schools to apply.

Additional information can be found here


Opportunities & Resources


HT-RADAR offers information about webinars focused on anti-trafficking work and anti-trafficking research. As the workplace continues to shift, we will continue to offer resources for online educational opportunities, as well as in-person events.

The Impact of Trauma: A Trauma-Informed Lens and Response Webinar


Hosted by: International Association of Chiefs of Police, and targeted for law enforcement

This webinar discusses how traumatic experiences can impact victim memory, reactions and behavior, and the implications of this for first responders’ and investigators’ interviews and investigations. While this webinar focuses on the impact of trauma as it relates to the investigation of sexual assault cases, the information is relevant for any incident where a traumatic event has occurred such as a car accident or burglary.

Making the Case


Hosted by: World Without Exploitation

This one-hour session is for all who recognize that in the fight to end human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, justice and accountability go hand in hand. During this World Without Exploitation Now & Next Speakers Series presentation, Jane Anderson (AEquitas) and Benjamin Gauen (King Country Prosecuting Attorney’s Office) discuss why it’s critical to hold pimps and traffickers accountable, and how to do it without putting those who have been bought or sold in the sex trade at further emotional or legal risk.

Labor Trafficking Service Delivery: Screening and Interviewing

Date: December 14, 2021 – 11AM (PST)

Hosted by: Framework

This one-hour event will provide in-depth knowledge of labor trafficking screening and interviewing procedures. Topics include understanding the purpose of screening for trafficking, a review of existing screening tools, best practices, legal considerations, and common pitfalls.

This training is tailored for anti-trafficking service providers with a beginning understanding of survivor screening and interviewing. Learners will gain the ability to determine the best screening questions for crisis and intake situations.

Best Practices in Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals in Direct Services through a Trauma-Informed Lens

Date: December 16, 2021 – 10AM (PST)

Hosted by: Project TRUST and the Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC)

This webinar will include an expert panel of direct service providers supporting the LGBTQ+ community through anti-trafficking direct service provision. The objectives of this webinar are to highlight barriers to services LGBTQ+ community members face when seeking human trafficking direct services; share core principles to trauma-informed support when working with LGBTQ+ individuals with lived experience; and, explore best practices to implement principles in direct service settings.

What About the Buyers? Fighting Human Trafficking by Fighting Demand

Date: December 16, 2021 – 7 AM (PST)

Hosted by: Anti-Trafficking International and the Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC)

Valiant Richey, a global expert on human trafficking, joins Anti-Trafficking International for a conversation about how communities, law enforcement, and political leaders can come together to stop the demand for human trafficking. This webinar is for advocates, parents, law enforcement, and policymakers, as well as civilians and businesses in the private sector.

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!

Human Trafficking Summit 2022

Hosted by Ohio Attorney General

Virtual Conference: January 13, 2022

2022 Collective Impact Virtual Action Summit

Hosted by Collective Impact Forum

Virtual Conference: April 26-28, 2022

Symposium on Modern Slavery

Hosted by St. James Research Centre

Conference in Scotland: August 5, 2022


 Funding Opportunities

(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!

Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program

Source: California Office of Emergency Services

The purpose of the Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program is to help human trafficking victims (both sex and labor trafficking) recover from the trauma they experienced and assist with reintegration into society through the provision of comprehensive safety and supportive services including, but not limited to, housing assistance, counseling services, and other social services, using a trauma-informed, victim-centered approach. This grant covers services provided by organizations that meet eligibility requirements to provide services to survivors of trafficking.

Close Date: December 30, 2021

Grants to California Agencies and Public Housing Entities to Address the Needs of the Homeless

Source: California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC)

Grants to California cities, counties, and public housing entities to address the needs of homeless populations. Funded activities include capacity building, ensuring sustainable outcomes, housing options and direct services, and administration. Grants will fund local demonstration projects that provide services to address the immediate crisis of experiencing unsheltered homelessness in encampments, to support people living in encampments onto paths to safe and stable housing, and result in sustainable restoration of public spaces to their intended uses while safeguarding the needs of unhoused people seeking shelter.

Close Date: December 31, 2021

APF/Div. 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award

Source: American Psychological Foundation

This award is meant to support talented young psychologists making contributions towards informing, advocating for, and improving the mental health and well-being of children and families, particularly through policy. The goal of this program is public understanding of mental health and improving the well-being of children and families through policy and service and encourage promising early career psychologists to continue work in this area.

Close Date: January 31, 2022

Rigorously Evaluating Programs and Policies to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is soliciting investigator-initiated research proposals to rigorously evaluate prevention approaches for their impact on the primary prevention of child sexual abuse perpetrated by youth or adults. CSA is defined here as sexual victimization during childhood, excluding sexual violence in the specific context of dating/romantic relationships. Research funded under this announcement will strengthen the evidence base for primary prevention of youth- or adult-perpetrated CSA. Applicants must propose rigorous evaluation designs, which for this funding opportunity can include those that utilize experimental designs or rigorous quasi-experimental designs.

Close Date: February 01, 2022

Domestic Violence Prevention Program

Source: Indian Health Service

The purpose of this IHS grant is to support the development and/or expansion of a Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) program by incorporating prevention efforts addressing social, spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of victims through the integration of culturally appropriate practices and trauma-informed services for Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations (UIO) serving the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. This Indian Health Service (IHS) program aims to promote prevention efforts that address domestic and sexual violence, including sexual exploitation/human trafficking, Missing and Murdered AI/AN people, and child maltreatment.

Close Date: February 02, 2022

APF Trauma Psychology Grant

Source: American Psychological Foundation

One grant of up to $3,500 to support innovative work to alleviate trauma. Applicants must be an early career psychologist (a doctoral level psychologist who is no more than 10 years postdoctoral); be affiliated with nonprofit charitable, educational, and scientific institutions, or governmental entities operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes; have a demonstrated knowledge of trauma and trauma research; have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work; have IRB approval from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

Close Date: February 15, 2022

Wayne F. Placek Grants

Source: American Psychological Foundation

This grant will support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender issues. Must be either a doctoral‐level researcher or graduate student affiliated with an educational institution or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization. Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply.

Close Date: March 1, 2022

APF Walter Katkovsky Research Grants

Source: American Psychological Foundation

The Walter Katkovsky Research Grants support research on the general topic of psychotherapy. Research proposals should be directed to questions and hypotheses designed to improve our understanding based on theory or methods of how psychotherapy promotes behavioral, emotional, or cognitive changes. While the ultimate goal of the research should be to inform the psychotherapy process, its specific focus may be limited to an underlying assumption, hypothesis, or questions; and the actual design may be “clinical” or “experimental” in terms of subjects and procedures.

Close Date: March 1, 2022

Ray Solem Foundation Grant

Source: Ray Solem Foundation

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations that assist immigrants and specifically address immigrant-related issues. Priority is given to organizations that create innovative solutions for victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and unaccompanied immigrant youth. The goal of the grant program is to support the well-being of low-income immigrants in the United States, to advance immigrant welfare, and to ultimately help immigrants become valued and productive members of society.

Close Date: April 26, 2022

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

Forecasted Opportunities:

Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Demonstration Program

Source: Income Security and Social Services

The Office on Trafficking in Persons within the Administration for Children and Families is announcing funds for the Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Demonstration Program.  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 of 2000, as amended, through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals. 

Estimated Post Date: February 1, 2022

Human Trafficking Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program

Source: Office on Trafficking in Persons within the Administration for Children and Families

Under the HTYPE Demonstration Program, the following activities are required: 1) provide human trafficking education that equips educators and other staff to identify and respond to signs that students are at high risk of or are currently experiencing human trafficking; 2) deliver student human trafficking prevention education that is designed to build student resilience to labor trafficking and sex trafficking by strengthening student knowledge and skills; 3) train qualified individuals to implement and replicate project activities throughout the school district or identified target area(s); 4) establish and implement a Human Trafficking School Safety Protocol.

Estimated Post Date: March  7, 2022

Services to Victims of a Severe Form of Trafficking

Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

OTIP encourages the establishment of community partnerships, meaningful engagement of individuals who have experienced trafficking, and the hiring of qualified professionals that reflect the communities being served in all project implementation strategies.  Under the VHT-SO Pacific Region Demonstration Program, there is a 12-month project implementation period for the prime recipient to facilitate optional partnerships, onboard new staff, develop service protocols specific to foreign nationals who have experienced human trafficking, and develop a sustainability plan.

Estimated Post Date: March 21, 2022

Street Outreach Program

Source: Income Security and Social Services

The Street Outreach Program (SOP) provides street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to or are at risk of being subjected to sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of human trafficking in persons.  These services, targeted in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and providing them access to shelter as well as basic needs, including food, hygiene packages, and information on a range of available services.

Estimated Post Date: March 21, 2022 

Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach Program

Source: Administration for Children and Families

The Office on Trafficking in Persons within the Administration for Children and Families is announcing funding for the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach (DVHT- SO) Program.  The DVHT-SO Program’s goal is to fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain the organizational and local capacity to deliver services to domestic adults and minors who have experienced severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended through victim outreach, identification, case management, direct services, assistance, and referrals. 

Estimated Post Date: March 21, 2022

Lighthouse: Services, Outreach, and Awareness for Labor Trafficking Demonstration Program

Source: Administration for Children and Families

The Lighthouse Demonstration Program’s goal is to directly fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to adult and minor, foreign national individuals who have experienced labor trafficking

Estimated Post Date: March 21, 2022