September 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.
We are very sad to see Clara Anne Wagner leave her position as Program Director at the CJR. Clara Anne brought such wise and important perspective to this role, but is moving to Phoenix to be near family. Our best wishes to Clara Anne, and our deep thanks for leading us so well in this program. The International Rescue Committee of Arizona is very fortunate to have her! Clara Anne will remain part time through this transition.

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.

2021 HT-RADAR Annual Research Conference Collaboration of Point Loma Nazarene University
and The County of San Diego

Cutting Edge and Collaborative Research for the Common Good.
Join us for the 2021 HT-RADAR Human Trafficking Research virtual conference! Registration is now open.
Register here
This year’s virtual format brings the opportunity to feature a roster of researchers from around the nation, as well as welcome participants from any location. This conference is the only national human trafficking research conference focused on research primarily in the United States and Mexico and is brought to you through a partnership between the Center for Justice & Reconciliation at Point Loma Nazarene University and the County of San Diego and the Office of the San Diego District Attorney.
This year’s conference features four unique pathways, highlighting U.S.-based research focused on:

Continued Education credits are available to attendees of the HT-RADAR Research Conference through our sponsored collaboration with the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT). Any interested registrants can apply for CE credits upon confirmed attendance to the conference.

Registration is required and is free for San Diego County residents, or $25 for other participants. Each person who registers will receive a follow-up email with details to collect their virtual “conference badge” and enter the conference website for networking opportunities.  Find more details here.

Please contact the Conference Program Coordinator
*IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now accepts APA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs. IVAT is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses to offer continuing education for nurses (CEP #13737). IVAT is approved by the State Bar of California to offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education for attorneys (#11600). IVAT is approved by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) to sponsor continuing education for certified alcohol and drug abuse counselors (Provider #IS-03-499-0223).

Thank you to our latest HT-RADAR Research Conference Sponsor!

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. The San Diego/Imperial County District is home to 3,000 of these volunteers and are committed to joining the fight against human sex trafficking in the region. Learn more at


We Are HTI Labs
We envision a world with less violence and exploitation. Too often efforts take place in the dark – without the data and tools necessary to make the biggest possible impact. We turn data into insights, strengthening community efforts to fight violence and exploitation.

To learn more or support the efforts of HTI Labs, please visit:



Quarterly Meeting

HT-RADAR Quarterly Meeting: Beyond Massage Parlors Presented by Youngbee Dale 

The next HT-RADAR meeting is scheduled for September 23rd 2021 from 11:30am to 1:30pm (PST) and will be held virtually over Zoom.

Please make sure to register in advance for this meeting!
Registration Link: here

This meeting will include a presentation that describes the Asian commercial sex market in the U.S. beyond massage parlors. In the past, the U.S. anti trafficking efforts have heavily focused on combating massage parlors to fight prostitution and sex trafficking of Asian women in the U.S. This presentation introduces the shift of trends taking place within the Asian sex market as a result of changing culture and policies, brothel models and criminal activities behind massage parlors and others. This presentation also discusses current challenges and recommendations to strengthen the U.S. fight against Asian sex trafficking market.
Youngbee Dale is CEO and Anti-trafficking Consultant at Dale Consulting, LLC in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2005, she has served numerous entities and nonprofits as an expert witness for trafficking victims and Asian organized crime and a trainer for federal and local law enforcement officers. Most recently, she has trained the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Southern District of New York (July 2021) and New York Police Department (NYPD)(May 2021). After the recent shooting at the Asian spa in Georgia, she was also invited to train both state and local law enforcement to combat the Asian sex trafficking market in the state (May 2021). She has also published her studies on the U.S. commercial sex market, including Visa Fraud in the Commercial Sex Market in the U.S.:Overview (2021), Money Laundering in the Commercial Sex Market in the U.S. (2019), Beyond Massage Parlors: Exposing the Korean Commercial Sex Market in the U.S. (2017), and others.
Save the date for future HT-RADAR Meetings:
December 9th 2021 from 11:30am – 1:30pm (PST)
March 24th 2022 from 11:30am – 1:30pm (PST)


Community Highlights

Unifying Trauma-Informed Practices and Voices of Survivor Leadership

Trauma-informed care and survivor leadership are key components of the anti-trafficking movement. Check out this narrative from The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons to learn how to best incorporate these practices into your organization. This narrative was written by a consultant for the Network funded by the TIP Office. The purpose of the Network is to engage experts, particularly those with lived experience of human trafficking, to provide expertise and input on Department of State anti-trafficking policies, strategies, and products. The author has a range of expertise related to human trafficking, marginalized communities, trauma recovery, education, mental health care, and survivor leadership.
Access to the full narrative is available here

Sexual Exploitation During the Pandemic:
Polaris Project 

Over the last year, Polaris examined data from the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline to determine the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human trafficking in the United States. An examination of the number of daily situations of sex trafficking reported to the Trafficking Hotline indicates a possible shift in where likely sex trafficking involving online sexual exploitation was happening during the pandemic. This in turn highlights how traffickers quickly adapt to changing contexts and the challenges and opportunities this poses to those trying to reduce and prevent sex trafficking. This brief is the second in a planned series presenting timely analysis and evidence to guide efforts to respond to emerging needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The brief is available here

Faces of Human Trafficking: Office for Victims of Crime

OVC encourages local organizations to use these resources throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime. The series is intended to be used for outreach and education efforts of service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and others in the community. The series includes information about sex and labor trafficking, multidisciplinary approaches to serving victims of human trafficking, effective victim services, victims’ legal needs, and voices of survivors. Accompanying the video series is a discussion guide, four OVC Fact Sheets, and four posters that can be used to augment trainings and generate discussion.

The Fact Sheets provide:

  • an introduction to human trafficking
  • information on the legal needs and rights of victims of human trafficking in the United States
  • information on the special considerations and needs of youth victims
  • and promising practices for building effective collaborations to address human trafficking
Additional information is 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 combatting 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 emphasize 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)



Opportunities and Resources


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:

Addressing the Housing Need: Sustaining Critical Services for Victims of Human Trafficking during a Remote Work Environment

Hosted by: National Center for Victims of Crime

Housing is an essential need for stability and to achieve one’s full potential. Finding adequate and appropriate emergency, transitional, and long-term housing for victims of human trafficking is often the biggest service-related challenge support organizations face. On February 24, 2021, three experts offered insight and answered participant questions on this topic during a live Ask an Expert webinar.

A Survivor’s Guide to Navigating the Workplace

Hosted by: The Human Trafficking Legal Center

Anti-trafficking organizations work to secure physical and emotional safety for the survivors they serve. But these organizations face challenges in instituting workplace policies that promote psychological safety for the survivors they employ. More and more, advocates seek to place survivors’ lived experiences and voices at the center of the anti-trafficking movement. As survivor inclusion initiatives become more widespread in the movement, it is important to explore how organizations can create an environment for survivor leaders to thrive in the workplace. This webinar is a candid discussion about psychological safety for survivors in the workplace.

Navigating the End of the Eviction Moratorium

Hosted by: Freedom Network USA

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the national eviction moratorium to July 30th, 2021. This call focuses on the expiration of the eviction moratorium and how providers can navigate this change. Presenters cover ways that providers can prepare for the ending of the moratorium and continue to support survivors with their housing needs.



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This resource page is regularly updated. Questions?  Or know of conferences that you’d like to share with the HT-RADAR network? Contact us!

2021 IAHTI Training Conference

Hosted by: International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators

Virtual Conference: September 8-10, 2021

Together Forward: Reimagining Justice and Healing for Survivors Virtual Conference

Hosted by: The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV)

Virtual Conference: September 14-15, 2021

2021 Domestic Violence Solutions Conference

Hosted by Utah Domestic Violence Coalition & the Utah Association for Domestic Violence Treatment

Virtual Conference: September 15-17, 2021

International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference

Hosted by: The University of Toledo

Virtual Conference: September 22-24, 2021

A Global Call to Action to Change Child Welfare

Hosted by: The Kempe Center

Virtual Conference: October 4-7, 2021

2021 National Labor Trafficking Conference

Hosted by: Catholic Charities

Hybrid Conference: Virtual & Louisville, KY: October 13 -15, 2021

2021 HT-RADAR Annual Research Conference

Hosted by: Point Loma Nazarene University and the County of San Diego

Virtual Conference: October 15, 2021

The JuST Conference

Hosted by Shared Hope International

Washington DC: November 17-19, 2021


Funding Opportunities

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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: On-going 

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: On-going 

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: On-going