October 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)
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

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) from the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties (HASD & IC) 

Reference the CHNA to support your efforts to make all patient encounters trauma-informed and implement protocols that support patients who have been trafficked or experienced other violence. HASD & IC facilitates a collaborative Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. In spring 2021, the HASD & IC Board of Directors expanded participation in the 2022 CHNA process to include every private hospital, health system, health district, and behavioral health hospital in San Diego County in a collective effort to better understand the health and social needs of San Diego communities.

See also this continuing education series by Sharp HealthCare on trauma-informed care to support your efforts.

Access CHNA report here
View CHNA presentation recording here

Be included in the 2023 San Diego Community Resource Guide!

The Center for Justice and Reconciliation recognizes that collaboration is essential to ending human trafficking in San Diego. This resource guide is designed to connect community members with anti-human trafficking organizations. It is divided into Emergency Services, Legal Services & Law Enforcement, Prevention & Outreach, and Housing & Recovery. If you represent or run an anti-human trafficking organization and would like to be included in this resource guide, then please contact Allison Fedrick today. She will get back to you with all of the necessary requirements to be included. The deadline is October 31st, 2022

Email Allison at afedrick@pointloma.edu for more information


General Reports, Opportunities & Updates

China: US Law Against Uyghur Forced Labor Takes Effect and Promises Change

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), went into effect on June 21, 2022. This legislation gave Cross Border Protection (CBP) authorities increased power to block the import of goods linked to forced labor in China. According to the August CBP Operational Update, the first full month of it going into effect, the “CBP targeted 838 entries valued at more than $266.5 million for suspected use of forced labor in the production of imported goods, including goods subject to the UFLPA and Withhold Release Orders.” This marks a 569% increase in goods seized monthly from last quarter ($39.8 million).

Read about the UFLPA from Human Rights Watch here
Read August Monthly CBP Operational Update here

A New Vision for National Institute of Justice (NIJ) with Director Nancy La Vigne

NIJ Director Dr. Nancy La Vigne shares how her extensive experience in criminal justice research shapes her vision for NIJ under her tenure. Beth Pearsall, Managing Editor of the NIJ Journal, hosts the conversation. A transcript of the podcast is also available.

Listen to conversation here

New Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) Resource: Forced Labor in Healthcare and Public Health Supply Chains Information Memorandum

OTIP has published a new information memorandum (IM) discussing federal statutory and regulatory frameworks for preventing and addressing forced labor in health and public health (HPH) supply chains. The IM explains how forced labor occurs in HPH supply chains, overviews relevant laws and regulations, and compiles policy guidance and additional resources.

Access full memorandum here

Office of Victims of Crimes (OVC) Monthly Briefing

During this monthly briefing, Director Kristina Rose will update the field about OVC programs and initiatives to improve options, access, and information for all crime victims and survivors. Each call is scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 12:00 p.m., Pacific time. Save the date for the next call, which will be held on October 13, 2022. Registration is not required.

Find details on connecting to call here

A Proclamation on International Day Of The Girl, 2022 – White House

The International Day of the Girl was on October 11, 2022. The White House released a press release with a proclamation by President Joe Biden where he describes challenges within the United States and his Administration’s priority for equity and dignity due to all girls.  Some of the measures include equitable access to education, equal pay, and access to jobs and job training.

Read the full press here

Missing Kids Readiness Program Certification – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The Missing Kids Readiness Program (MKRP) promotes best practices for taking and responding to calls of missing and sexually exploited children. Agencies meeting essential training and policy elements demonstrating preparedness for responding to missing and sexually exploited child incidents will be recognized by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® with a certificate, plaque, media release template, posting on social media, and listing on the NCMEC website. Member agencies will be encouraged to include MKRP membership on their agency website with accreditations, certifications, or special recognition. Emergency communications centers (ECCs) will be announced at the annual APCO conference. There are no application or membership fees, annual dues, or other costs from NCMEC to participate in MKRP.

Read about the program here

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training Approved

The Board of Trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) approved a proposal from the USM School of Social Work to form a Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training (CHRT) – the first center of its kind in Mississippi.

Read more about the new center here

Consultancy to research the impact of strategic human rights litigation on corporate behavior – The Freedom Fund Request for Proposals

The Freedom Fund is seeking to commission a research study to assess the impact of strategic human rights litigation on corporate behavior, including business practices and policies. The study will focus on transnational litigation against multinational corporations, analyzing the direct and indirect impact of both civil and criminal cases against companies involved in human rights violations

Find opportunity details here

Human Exploitation and Resilience Initiative invites applications for a Senior Researcher at the New York University Marron Institute

The Senior Researcher position is focused on project management, qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, and writing, so candidates with expertise in project management, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, survey development and administration, interviews and focus groups with vulnerable populations and writing policy briefs, technical reports, and journal publications are particularly encouraged to apply. This is a two-year position with the possibility of extension and includes a competitive salary and benefits package. The annual salary range for the position is $105,000-120,000. Applications are due Oct 14, 2022.

Find details and application here

Job Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer – HEAL Trafficking

HEAL Trafficking is hiring a Chief Executive Officer to be a passionate and experienced leader who oversees all the operations, functions, and activities of HEAL. The position is entrusted with the fulfillment of the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the organization as its highest priority. This is currently a part-time role and as the organization grows, it has the potential to become full-time.

Find details and application here

Job Opportunity – Social Science Research Analyst – National Institute of Justice

This position is located at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Research, Evaluation, and Technology (ORET), in Washington, D.C. NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels.

Find details and application 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:
  • Keeping Victims & Students Digitally Safe at Home
    • Date: October 18, 2022, 10:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: EndTAB
    • Description: EndTAB talks with experts Yael Grauer (Security Planner) and Martijn Grooten (Coalition Against Stalkerware) about demystifying home tech safety and how victim service providers who are not tech experts can help victims stay safer at home using technology. In this interactive session, we will discuss (1) which tech-enabled abuse concerns are realistic and which aren’t, (2) how to answer common tech safety questions concerning the home, and (3) ways to provide practical guidance and best practices about WiFi networks, smart speakers and hidden cameras/listening devices
  • Protecting Children in a Digital Age
    • Date: October 20, 2022 (PST)
    • Hosted by: National Criminal Justice Training Center
    • Description:  Learn about the technology that our youth are using and the role that it plays in their lives to create better understanding and open up meaningful communication. Increase awareness of opportunities to protect and connect with children while also gathering valuable information to mitigate threats posed by individuals who seek to exploit them.
  • Trauma-responsive Community Based Violence Intervention practice: What does it mean and what does it look like?
    • Date: November 9, 2022 (PST)
    • Hosted by: Bureau of Justice Assistance
    • Description: This webinar will cover important factors to consider when selecting the most appropriate CVI strategy for your community. Panelists will explore the importance of collaboration in public safety within the context of juvenile gang prevention as well as in partnerships between law enforcement and CVI programs.
  • Finding Joy in the Work: Showing Up Authentically as BIPOC Advocates in the Anti-Trafficking Field
    • Date: November 8 – 9, 2022 at 8 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: Freedom Network Training Institute
    • Description: BIPOC advocates in the anti-trafficking field have often faced challenges that can cause burnout and question our role in this movement. This 2-day training is designed to virtually convene advocates throughout the US and be in community with each other. The training will focus on how your identity and cultural context impact how you show up in this work. It will discuss the conflict of being authentic while navigating a primarily White-led field. Attendees will explore ways to leverage our cultural identity to find joy in the work.
  • Legal Remedies for Survivors of Trafficking
    • Date: November 10, 2022
    • Hosted by: National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance
    • Description: Survivors of trafficking often come to programs with criminal records, prior charges, active cases, and a need for legal support to regain agency and start their lives anew. Please join us virtually to learn how survivors can gain access to: (1) Civil settlements that could provide monetary support that survivors could use for: Living expenses while job searching including rent, education, therapy, medical services, etc. (2) The ability to seek custody, immigration assistance, have charges dismissed, and criminal records expunged. (3) Legal victories that can lead to new beginnings for survivors in your program – all at no cost to them or your organization!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Implementing Community-Based Violence Intervention Strategies
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Bureau of Justice Assistance
    • Description: This webinar will focus on a selection of community violence intervention (CVI) strategies and on creating supportive structures for implementing these strategies.  The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will highlight technical assistance (TA) and community-based projects that are successfully implementing evidence-based and community-informed youth-focused violence prevention and intervention programs.  Participants will hear from several community-based practitioners who emphasize the importance of incorporating lived experiences, youth voices, and family engagement as foundational to their initiatives.
  • Understanding Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care – Megan Garza & Karen Rich
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: National Partnership To End Interpersonal Violence
    • Description: This presentation addresses why the past cannot be “just forgotten”. Actively addressing past violent or traumatic experiences in life is necessary for them not to exert a continued negative impact. Healing is not time-limited. The five specific principles of trauma-informed care for those who have been harmed by violence and trauma are provided along with specific examples of each.
  • Child Welfare Investigation Issues and Best Practice
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Institute on Violence and Trauma
    • Description: Youth today are exposed to, and often experience, multiple forms of family violence throughout their childhood. In addition to maltreatment youth may themselves experience, they are also exposed to violence against their siblings, sexual assaults and intimate partner violence (IPV) against a parent. Child welfare systems have been developed to respond to the needs of children and families, with the goal of maintaining family relationships when possible. This session will discuss the numerous modifications seen in child welfare investigations throughout the decades, and the current recognition of the need for multidisciplinary responses that are evidenced-based, culturally appropriate and trauma-informed. This session will also examine risk assessment techniques and resiliency factors for children.
  • Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Administration for Children and Families
    • Description: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: Investigate the role of substance use for individuals at risk of, currently experiencing, or recovering from trafficking; Examine trauma-informed approaches from providers, client-based, and research perspectives to understand contributing factors to vulnerability; Identify promising practices and recommend spotlight treatment options that address the underlying issues that can put victims and survivors at risk



This resource is regularly updated on the ht-radar.com site.  Questions?  Or, know of conferences that you’d like to share with the HT-RADAR network? Contact us!
Submission Opportunities
  • 2022 CESE Global Summit – Submissions Requested
    • Hosted by the National Center of Sexual Exploitation
    • Submission Deadline: Unknown
  • Fall 2022 BCPH Virtual Poster Sessions – Submissions Requested
    • Hosted by the Boston Congress of Public Health
    • Submission Deadline: Ongoing throughout Fall
Attendance Opportunities


Funding Opportunities

  • NIJ FY22 Research on Monitoring Child Maltreatment in Youth Serving Organizations
    • Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
    • With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for funding from accredited research universities for a feasibility study on the establishment of a federal system to count and track cases of sexual abuse and other forms of maltreatment in youth-serving organizations, which may include but are not limited to substantiated cases. NIJ encourages proposals to employ rigorous, mixed-methods approaches that are inclusive of practitioners and impacted individuals.
    • Close Date: October 24, 2022
  • Supporting the Local Labor Justice System in Mexico
    •  Source: Department of Labor – Bureau of International Labor Affairs
    • This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications to implement one (1) project with the objective of supporting local labor courts in Mexico.  This project will contribute to the reasoned, independent, and efficient adjudication of labor cases by local labor courts by addressing the need for comprehensive professionalization to implement Mexico’s 2019 labor law reform, increasing technical capacity among court operators in new courtroom procedures, and creating strong networks across states, other labor institutions, and the public to share information, best practices, and lessons learned. The project must be designed to achieve outcomes that are considered both necessary and sufficient to achieve the project objective, and substantially contribute to the desired long-term impacts.
    • Close Date: November 1, 2022 (early submissions are encouraged)
  • 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

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
  • 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