November 2022Monthly Update


HT-RADAR Quarterly Meeting Save the Date – December 15, 2022 – Outcomes for Human Trafficking Survivors

December 15, 2022, at 11:30 am (PST)
Dr. Stacey Cutbush and Samantha Charm will present on Outcomes for Human Trafficking Survivors. This tool is designed to measure progress in a holistic way for survivors of trafficking throughout all stages of their healing journey across different sectors. This HT-RADAR meeting is scheduled for December 15, 2022, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (PST) and will be held in a hybrid format: in person at 9055 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92123 and virtually over Zoom. More details to follow.

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Community Highlights

Industry Day for the Peer Support Navigation Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking – San Diego County’s  Public Safety Group

The County of San Diego, Public Safety Group Executive Office will be conducting an Industry Day for the Peer Support Navigation Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking- reference Request for Information (RFI) 12087. The Industry Day will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 4:30pm – 5:30pm local San Diego time.  For additional information, please contact Victoria Flores, Procurement Contracting Officer, at

The County will also accept written responses to a preset questionnaire no later than November 23, 2022. To respond to the questionnaire email Victoria Flores, Procurement Contracting Officer, at

Center for Justice & Reconciliation (CJR) – Coordinator Job Posting

The CJR Coordinator sits at the heart of the CJR and is involved in all areas of the center’s programs and initiatives. This role will support CJR leadership (Executive Director and Director of Operations) and programming staff (kNOw MORE!, HT-RADAR, Community Relations, Student Programs) with project management and execution, while also ensuring the efficient running of the office and maintaining effective administrative systems across the center and in partnership with the PLNU community as well as external organizations and individuals.

Job details and application here

GenerateHope Part-Time Therapist Job Opportunity

GenerateHope is currently looking to hire a Program Therapist for our San Diego location. This is a part-time position. A Masters in Social Work or other counseling degree is required, licensing is preferred. Experience in working with sex trafficking victims or other types of trauma is desired. EMDR training is a definite plus. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Susan Munsey at

Read about GenerateHope here


General Reports, Opportunities & Updates

Out of the Shadows Global Report 2022 Index – Economist Impact

The index benchmarks how 60 countries (home to approximately 85% of the global population of children) are preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA). It is the first attempt to develop a global assessment of how countries are addressing the issue. The index does not attempt to measure the scale of CSEA in countries but instead focuses on how stakeholders are approaching the problem at the national level as governments seek to meet the SDGs.

View full report here

Just released: Human Trafficking Data Collection Activities, 2022 – Bureau of Justice Statistics

This report describes BJS’s activities during 2021 and 2022 to collect data and report on human trafficking as required by the Combat Human Trafficking Act of 2015 (34 U.S.C. § 20709(e)). It details ongoing and completed efforts to measure and analyze the nationwide incidence of human trafficking, to describe characteristics of human trafficking victims and offenders, and to describe criminal justice responses to human trafficking offenses. Additionally, it provides information on human trafficking suspects referred to and prosecuted by U.S. attorneys, human trafficking defendants convicted in U.S. district court, and admissions to state prison for human trafficking

View report here

Roadmap to Violence Against Women Research: The NIJ Compendium

This Compendium is a roadmap to hundreds of federally supported research projects on the subject of violence against women. The Compendium also stands as a testament to the depth and breadth of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) decades-long commitment to protecting women in America from violence of all forms.

Access NIJ 1993-2020 Compendium here

Andy Hall and Katherine Chon Discuss Forced Labor in the Global Healthcare Supply Chain

In recognition of Labor Day, Katherine Chon, Director of the Office on Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Andy Hall, a Migrant Worker Rights Specialist, spoke about forced labor in Malaysia’s rubber glove industry. They discuss the links between the abuses migrant workers suffer and the global supply chain. Andy shares his experience building capacity to advocate successfully on the ground and challenges to advancing change. He addresses the risks companies take on when they do not address or lack awareness of forced labor in healthcare supply chains. The conversation concludes with Andy’s thoughts on developing resilient supply chains and sustainable buying practices to ensure the respect of workers’ rights, even in times of pandemics.

Listen to the conversation here

Mental Health Resources for Human Trafficking Survivors and Allies – Office on Trafficking in Persons

Trauma-informed mental health care should be person-centered and culturally appropriate, empowering patients with the agency to make choices that work best for their recovery. Access the references in the link for additional research on the importance of providing individuals who have experienced trafficking with access to trauma-informed, person-centered mental health treatment.

Access list of resources here

Justice Department Awards Over $90 Million to Combat Human Trafficking and Support Victims

The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs today announced over $90 million in funding to combat human trafficking, provide services to human trafficking victims and support research and evaluation on responses to human trafficking.

View press release here

Research Assistantship Program, Academic Year 2023-2024 – National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

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 practical and applied research experience. The RA program is a research-focused professional development opportunity for doctoral students. NIJ welcomes students from all academic disciplines to apply who wish to connect their research to the criminal justice field. NIJ provides funds to participating universities to pay salaries and other costs associated with research assistants who work on NIJ research activities.

View opportunity details here

What to Know: Municipal Response to Human Trafficking Fact Sheet

The What to Know: Municipal Response to Human Trafficking Fact Sheet reflects learning from the Ten/Ten Municipal Fellowship, which were convenings held by the City of Houston Mayor’s Office in collaboration with the Office on Trafficking in Persons through the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center. The fact sheet reflects learning from over 20 different municipalities, including implementing systems-level services, engaging industries impacted by trafficking, raising awareness at scale, and conducting data-informed disaster outreach. The resources and examples provided are intended to serve as a guide to help municipalities across the United States take a proactive approach to human trafficking in their communities.

Access fact sheet here

Mitigating Labor Trafficking in Public Health Supply Chains – Administration for Children & Families (ACF)

In this ACF Family Room Blog, Office on Trafficking in Persons Director Katherine Chon overviews examples of forced labor in public health supply chains, discusses how COVID-19 has increased risks of exploitation in these systems and highlights recent Federal efforts to ensure equitable labor conditions and strengthen supply chain resiliency.

Read ACF blog here

Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment for Youth Impacted by Trafficking and/or Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A National Survey of Treatment Professionals in the U.S. – National Center on Child Trafficking (NCCT)

The NCCT is surveying the field to learn more about the mental health and substance use treatment needs of youth who have experienced trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (T/CSE) and the intervention services that are being provided. The survey is being conducted as part of the goals of a service-focused grant, and results will be used to create consensus guidelines for mental health treatment in this population that will be disseminated broadly through peer-reviewed journals, among other outlets. You are eligible to participate in this study because you are a mental health or substance use professional, and we hope that you will support the growth of the field! Results of the survey will inform the development of consensus mental health treatment guidelines for youth and families impacted by T/CSE, as well as other resources to support providers and improve care.

Answer survey here
Learn about NCCT here

Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training at the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work is hiring a Project Manager

This position will assist with creating and maintaining program documentation, coordinating partnership meetings, monitoring deadlines, and developing and coordinating summits, training, and presentations. Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a human services field and at least one-year of project management experience.

Details on job opportunity here

Senior Statistical Advisor Job Opportunity – Office of Justice Programs

Join the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and be part of a team working to create safe and vibrant communities. OJP provides the resources to reduce crime, serve victims and youth, manage sex offenders, and support people who come into contact with the justice system. OJP is also the nation’s home for cutting-edge science and premier data collections covering a range of public safety issues.

Details on job opportunity here

Office on Trafficking in Persons Summer 2023 Legal Internship Opportunity

The Office on Trafficking in Person (OTIP) is seeking a Legal Intern (PDF) to provide substantive legal and policy research, writing, and analysis to support 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 forced labor in foster care and eldercare, and examining intersections of trafficking and cybersecurity.

Details on internship opportunity here




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:
  • Implementing Community-Based Violence Intervention Strategies
    • Date: October 12 – January 11
    • Hosted by: Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice
    • Description: Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention (CVI) Strategies is a 5-part webinar series that will deliver information on a wide range of issues important to successfully implementing CVI strategies. The webinar series will be hosted on the second Wednesday of each month from September 2022 to January 2023. Using the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s CVI Checklist as a framework, the series will walk through the stages of planning and implementation of CVI strategies and take a deeper dive into several important issues.
  • Housing Older Survivors of Human Trafficking
    • Date: November 10, 2022, at 11:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: Freedom Network Training Institute
    • Description: During this webinar, attendees will learn the following: 1) The intersection and importance of serving older human trafficking survivors in need of housing. 2) Unique needs and challenges faced by older and aging survivors and ways providers may accommodate these needs. 3) Best practices and standards of care when working with older survivors.
  • Lessons from the Field Webinar Series – Partners in Prevention: Engaging the Secondary School Community to Prevent Gender-Based Violence
    • Date: November 16, 2022, 12:00 pm (PST)
    • Hosted by: U.S. Department of Education
    • Description: The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to address hot topics that are on the top of educators’ minds. After sharing federal updates, the series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, and other places of educational instruction. It also shares a variety of useful resources. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next Lessons from the Field webinar, Partners in Prevention: Engaging the Secondary School Community to Prevent Gender-Based Violence.
  • Building the Evidence Bas
    •  Recorded
    • Hosted by: Hosted by: Office of Justice Programs
    • Description: What is evidence-based research? Why is it important to measure program activities and impacts and what are some strategies to do so? How can research be used to support engagement and empowerment for historically marginalized and underserved communities? Find answers in a recorded discussion moderated by Linda A. Seabrook, Senior Counsel for Racial Justice & Equity for OJP, with a panel of distinguished experts in the field.
  • The Power of Lived Expertise in Research and Evaluation: Child Welfare Edition
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Administration for Children and Families
    • Description: Individuals with lived experience collaborate with agencies in conducting and leading research and program evaluation findings to inform policy and practice. This video focuses on key considerations to sustain research and evaluation partnership with people with lived expertise and minimize harm, as well as offering concrete strategies to collaborate and share power with youth and families in the practice and process of data collection, research (including Participatory Action Research/Youth Participatory Action Research), and evaluation.
  • Advanced CSEC Caregiver training (4 modules)
    • Multiple Dates
    • Hosted by: WestCoast’s Children’s Clinic
    • Description: In this 16-hour training delivered by professionals and survivors, we will build on the skills and concepts learned in the previous introduction to commercial sexual exploitation trainings, including but not limited to: an exploration of common dynamics when caring for and supporting commercially exploited youth and how these dynamics impact parenting/caretaking and caregivers. We will also discuss how the trauma of exploitation impacts the behavior, health, help-seeking, general engagement, and healing of youth who have been exploited, as well as a consideration of the role of substances in exploitation and trauma. Finally, we will spend time exploring and practicing helpful engagement frameworks including trauma reenactments, the stages (cycle) of change, motivational interviewing techniques, and trauma-informed care.



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
  • International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Fighting for Change – Poster Submissions Requested
    • Hosted by End Violence Against Women International
    • Submission Deadline: February 28, 2023
  • Fall 2022 Boston Congress Public Health Virtual Poster Sessions – Submissions Requested
    • Hosted by the Boston Congress of Public Health
    • Submission Deadline: Ongoing throughout Fall
Attendance Opportunities


Funding Opportunities

  • Residential (Long Term Foster Care) Services for Unaccompanied Children
    • Source: Administration for Children and Families
    • The Office of Refugee Resettlement/Division of Unaccompanied Children’s Operations (ORR/DUCO), within the Administration for Children and Families, provides temporary shelter care and other child welfare-related services to unaccompanied children (UC) in ORR custody.  Residential care services begin once ORR accepts a UC for placement and end when the minor is released from ORR custody, turns 18 years of age, or the minor’s immigration case results in a final disposition of removal from the United States.  Residential care and other child welfare-related services are provided by state-licensed residential care programs in the least restrictive setting appropriate for the UC’s age and special needs.
    •  Close Date: Nov 29, 2022
  • Cooperative Agreements for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Planning Grants (CCBHC)
    • Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    • The purpose of CCBHC Planning Grants is to support states to develop and implement certification systems for CCBHCs, establish Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) for Medicaid-reimbursable services, and prepare an application to participate in a four-year CCBHC Demonstration program. SAMHSA expects that the program will meaningfully involve consumers, youth, family members, and communities in the development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of the state’s planning efforts to develop CCBHCs and prepare to apply for the CCBHC Demonstration. With the planning grants, SAMHSA aims to further expand opportunities for states to improve access to and delivery of coordinated, comprehensive behavioral health care through Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics.
    • Close Date: December 19, 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 well-being. 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 the 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:

  • Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program
    • Source: Department of Health and Human Services
    • The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is announcing funds for the Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program.  The goal of the HTYPE Demonstration Program is to fund local educational agencies (LEA) to develop and implement programs to prevent human trafficking victimization through the provision of skills-based human trafficking training and education for school staff and students as specified in the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018.
    • Estimated Post Date: Jan 17, 2023
  • Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Demonstration (VHT-NC) Program
    • Date: March 16, 2023
    • Hosted by: Administration for Children and Families
    • 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) increase identification of Native Americans who have experienced sex and labor trafficking through outreach; and 3) training to service providers and community partners.
  • FY 2023 Street Outreach Program
    • Source: Administration for Children & Families
    • The Street Outreach Program 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: Apr 21, 2023
  • Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach Program
    • Source: Department of Health and Human Services
    • The goal of the DVHT-SO Program is to fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and local capacity to deliver services to domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended through victim outreach, identification, case management, direct services, assistance, and referrals. Under the DVHT-SO Program, the following activities are required: 1) comprehensive case management and services to adults and children who have experienced human trafficking; and 2) outreach to increase identification of adults and children who have experienced sex and labor trafficking.
    • Estimated Post Date: Apr 21, 2023