October 2021Monthly Update


HT-RADAR at the Center for Justice & Reconciliation at PLNU is hiring!

The CJR is hiring a new Program Director for Research and Funding. Applications are now open and the job description and application can be found here.


Program Director of Research and Funding – Job Summary

The person in this position will lead the CJR in establishing and maintaining a centralized clearinghouse for human trafficking related research in the San Diego/Tijuana region. This position is also responsible for developing and sustaining effective management of CJR grants, including identifying new sources of funding and grant writing. 


Research duties will include:

1) aggregating regional HT-related research,

2) convening and facilitating collaboration between HT researchers working in the region,

3) facilitating the networking between practitioners and researchers,

4) identifying potential HT research funding for researchers studying HT in San Diego/Tijuana,

5) improving public knowledge of the results of county-wide research related to human trafficking across multiple disciplines and sectors through regular a) research updates and b) an annual research conference.


Full time position with full benefits. Please share this position with your colleagues who might be interested. Application and full description is here.



Quarterly Meeting

HT-RADAR Quarterly Meeting


The next HT-RADAR meeting is scheduled for December 9, 2021 from 11:30am to 1:30pm (PST) and will be held virtually over Zoom. 


Details to follow 


Save the date for future HT-RADAR Meetings: 

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



Community Highlights

GETTING IT RIGHT. MAKING IT MATTER. Telling the Real Story of Human Trafficking.

Published by: Polaris Project

More than a decade after the action-adventure film Taken hit theaters, experts in the anti trafficking field are still referencing it – as in “you know that film Taken? Well that’s not how it really happens.” Bottom line: Stories have the power to change things – for better and in some cases, for worse. This detailed guide is designed to help content-creators for any medium, be it film or television, literature or music, tell compelling, realistic stories of human trafficking and, by doing so, help build momentum for a world where the powerful cannot exploit the vulnerable for profit. This guide was informed by a diverse community of survivors of sex and labor trafficking, including Jessa Dillow Crisp, April Baker and many others who did not choose to be thanked by name. We are grateful to all for their time, their commitment and their unparalleled expertise. We are also hopeful that with their guidance, content creators can help those in a position to make the kinds of changes we need,  while understanding the reality of the crime, and with it, the solutions that do and do not work. Accurate portrayals of human trafficking may also help victims and survivors who don’t currently self-identify to recognize their own  experiences and seek help if they choose.

The full report is available here 


Meeting the Needs of Victims from Underserved Communities

Information published by: OVC’s Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center 

While there is no universal characteristic of a human trafficking victim, traffickers often target vulnerabilities (e.g., lack of social support networks, financial or housing insecurity, or language differences). These vulnerabilities are often found in underserved communities. This document provides strategies—intended as a starting point—in thinking about how to make services more accessible and are grouped into physical, programmatic, organizational, and partnerships categories.

Access to the document is available here 



Call for Presentations: OVC’s 17th National Indian Nations Conference 

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) invites presenters to submit workshop ideas for the 17th National Indian Nations Conference. Workshop presentations are 75 minutes in length and should be highly interactive and relevant to the conference theme, goals, and audience. This year’s conference theme is “Resilience, Unity and Empowerment”.

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2021 11:59 PM ET

Category Descriptions

  1. Core Advocacy Skills – The Core Advocacy Skills track includes sessions that develop and enhance the basic skills advocates use to assist victims of crime.  These sessions are designed for those new to the victim services field, or to reinforce skills for those with more victim services experience.  
  2. Specialized Topics – Sessions in this track focus on the needs of specific victim populations.  This track is designed for both new and experienced victim services professionals.
  3. Rural/Frontier -Victim services professionals serving in Rural and Frontier communities face unique challenges in serving victims of crime.  This track was developed to provide specific, in-depth information and skill development for both new and experienced staff serving victims in remote Tribal communities.
  4. Allied Professionals – The first point of contact for victims of crime, and the first opportunity for victims to connect with services, is frequently law enforcement personnel or the court system.  This track will help allied professionals develop and enhance trauma-informed skills in working with, and providing victim-centered services to, victims of crime.
  5. Leadership – Leadership plays a pivitol role in the development, implementation, and ongoing support of services for victims of crime in Tribal communities.  This track is designed for program leadership to increase knowledge and skills in the elements necessary to successfully serve victims of crime.
  6. Other

Additional details can be found here 


OTIP Explaining Child Eligibility Process

Information published by: Office on Trafficking in Persons

Did you know that foreign national minors in the United States who have experienced human trafficking are eligible for certain benefits and services under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act Visit disclaimer page ? HHS Interim Assistance and Eligibility Letters allow minors who may have or have experienced human trafficking, and meet certain eligibility rules, to apply for the same benefits and services as refugees.

If you are working with a foreign national minor and have concerns that they may have experienced forced labor or commercial sex at any point in their life, you can submit a referral through the Shepherd Case Management System Visit disclaimer page. 


Additional details available here 


2021 ASU STIR Labor Trafficking Symposium 


The 2021 Labor Trafficking Symposium features innovators in research, legal/policy work, social services, advocacy, outreach, and grassroots organizing coming together to discuss effective strategies for combating labor trafficking. Learn from experts and survivor leaders in the field from across the United States who are fighting labor trafficking and serving those impacted by labor trafficking. This symposium goes beyond Labor Trafficking 101 and instead emphasizes equipping communities to implement innovative strategies to effect change in their own backyards.

  • Dates: Wednesday, Oct 20th – Thursday, Oct 21st, 2021

  • Time: 9:00am-2:00pm Pacific Standard Time

  • FREE, Virtual Event via Zoom (registration required to receive zoom link)

To register, visit: https://2021labortraffickingsymposium.eventbrite.com



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:

Survivor Perspectives: Labor Trafficking Service Needs

Hosted by: Framework

In this 90-minute video, labor trafficking survivor panelists share experiences, missteps, and opportunities with service providers and provide insight on how professionals can better meet the needs of survivors. 

Underrepresented Patient Populations: Framework to Create Case Materials 

Hosted by: HEAL Trafficking

This webinar was part of the HEAL Trafficking Simulation and Trafficking Education for Health Professionals Conference. This webinar covers information on unrepresented patient populations as was presented by Cate Nicholas Ed D, MS, PA (her/she) the Director of Simulation Education and Operations.

Language Access and Housing Services

Hosted by: Freedom Network USA

This webinar covered the process of creating and implementing a successful language access plan for organizations. Presenters discussed the importance of cultural humility when serving survivors who identify as limited English proficient and deaf or hard of hearing.


 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!

International Conference on Human Trafficking and Social Justice ICHTSJ

Hosted by: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

Los Angeles, CA: October 28-29, 2021

Shifting the Lens 2021: Survivors and Families Coming into Focus – California Statewide Conference on Domestic Violence

Hosted by: California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Virtual: November 1-3, 2021

2021 Virtual Rural Human Trafficking Summit

Hosted by: The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health

Virtual: November 9-10, 2021

2021 Crime Victim Law Conference

Hosted by: National Crime Victim Law Institute

Hybrid: Virtual or the Oregon Convention Center

November 11-13, 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