September 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

Become a part of the 2023 San Diego HT 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.

Email Allison at for more information

RESCHEDULED – Online Safety: Prevention from Exploitation  – Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force

On September 22, ICAC is hosting a hybrid youth-focused event with an accompanying adult on the premises (the adult-focused portion of the event will only be approximately 15-minutes). Youth will learn about cyberbullying, online exploitation & sexting proactive online safety recommendations, and how to make a report. This presentation is appropriate for children between 7th – 12th Grade. Parents & Caregivers will learn about proactive online safety recommendations and how to make a report.

Find details and registration here

2021 Annual Report SanDiego District Attorney

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan released the DA’s 2021 Annual Report, noting a number of recent accomplishments across many different areas of her office’s mission. “This report reflects the work of the dedicated DA team of prosecutors, investigators, victim advocates, and staff working alongside law enforcement and the communities we serve to keep San Diego one of the safest urban counties in America,” said DA Stephan. “We will keep fighting for every child, adult, and senior to live safely and with dignity.” Annual Report highlights local efforts to combat human trafficking.

Read the full 2021 Annual Report here

Stop Being A “Good Girl” – Shah Education and Exploration Foundation (SEEF), BRAV Consultations, and My Sisters Secrets      

Half-Day, Hybrid Conference in recognition of International Day of the Girl Child held on October 23, 2022, in Encinitas Public Library. Internationally recognized Organizations and Speakers will be addressing human trafficking, children’s human rights, and opportunities to promote public awareness and social change.

Find more details here, register here


General Reports, Opportunities & Updates

Report by International Labour Organization, UN’s International Organization for Migration, and Walk Free states 49.6 million people live in forced labor or forced marriage worldwide

The 2021 Global Estimates indicate there are 49.6 million people living in situations of modern slavery on any given day. The dataset was collected between 2017 – 2021.  27.6 million of those are forced to work against their will and 22 million are in a marriage that they were forced into. The report defines and represents forced marriage and forced labor terminology as the following:

The estimate of forced marriage is presented as a stock figure, representing all people living in a forced marriage in the 2017-2021 period. The estimate of forced labor comprises forced labor exploitations (forms of coerced labor imposed by private individuals, groups, or companies, in all sectors except the commercial sex industry), forced commercial sexual exploitation of adults, commercial sexual exploitation of children, and state-imposed forced labor.

Read full report here

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Transition to 988 – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The U.S. transitioned the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988 – an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. The lifeline, which also links to the Veterans Crisis Line, follows a three-year joint effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to put crisis care more in reach for people in need. This initiative is part of the nation’s comprehensive strategy to address the U.S. mental health crisis and is identified by the U.S. Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra as a top priority at HHS. Since January 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration has made unprecedented investments to support the 988 transition, investing $432 million to scale crisis center capacity and ensure all Americans have access to help during mental health crises.

Read SAMHSA Press Release here

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Launches Task Force to Prevent Human Trafficking

On July 21, the HHS, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) hosted the inaugural meeting of the HHS Task Force to Prevent Human Trafficking (Task Force). In their opening remarks, assistant secretary for Children and Families January Contreras and assistant secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine emphasized the importance of recognizing human trafficking as a public health issue that impacts diverse individuals, families, and communities. Coordinating across 22 operating divisions and offices, the Task Force will enhance HHS’ existing anti-trafficking efforts and establish new, innovative strategies to reach shared goals and objectives of ensuring short- and long-term well-being.

Read press release here

Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program First Year Reflections 

DOffice of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) and the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) have published a report evaluating Year 1 (School Year 2020-2021) of the HTYPE Demonstration Program, the first federal initiative specifically designed to support school-based human trafficking prevention and response. OTIP awarded $4.3 million to eight local education agencies, working in partnership with a nonprofit organization, to create and implement strategies to deliver prevention education and skills-based training to students and school staff. Each grant recipient has also established and implemented a Human Trafficking School Safety Protocol for handling suspected and confirmed cases of human trafficking. Lessons learned from the eight demonstration projects can serve as a foundation for the design and delivery of future school-based human trafficking prevention and response efforts. The report describes HTYPE projects and project contexts; Year 1 activities, accomplishments, and challenges; and project goals for Year 2.

Access report here

Office for Victims of Crime’s New Monthly Briefing with Director Kristina Rose

OVC is excited to announce the launch of “From the Director’s Desk,” a monthly call during which Director Kristina Rose will brief the field about OVC programs and initiatives to improve options, access, and information for all crime victims and survivors. The inaugural call was held on, September 8, 2022 and focused on the status of the Crime Victims Fund. Each briefing is scheduled to last approximately 5 minutes and each subsequent call will take place the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m., eastern time. While participants will not be able to ask questions during the call, the field may email any questions to The next call will be held on October 13, 3:00 p.m., eastern time. Registration is not required. To join the Director’s call:

Dial: 415-655-0003
Access Code: 161 381 0700 #
Attendee ID: Press #

More details here

NCJFCJ Releases Infographic on Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Confinement  

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released an infographic for judicial leadership and juvenile justice stakeholders on the benefits of community-based alternatives to secure confinement for justice-involved youth as well as for the communities where they live. The infographic offers strategies for implementing community-based alternatives to youth incarceration, explains which youth should be considered, details possible outcomes, and more.

More details and infographic here

Snapchat Introduces Family Center feature to protect minors

The new in-app tool called Family Center will help parents get more insight into who their teens are friends with on Snapchat, and who they have been communicating with, without revealing any of the substance of those conversations. Family Center is designed to reflect the way that parents engage with their teens in the real world, where parents usually know who their teens are friends with and when they are hanging out – but don’t eavesdrop on their private conversations. Parents can also easily and confidentially report any accounts that may be concerning directly to our Trust and Safety teams, which work around the clock to help keep Snapchatters safe.

Read more details here

Safe House Project Pregnancy Organization Protocol

SOAR for School-Based Professionals, an online training module delivered through OTIP’s National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center, provides teachers, instructors, and other school-based staff with tailored information on identifying and responding to human trafficking within their field. SOAR for School-Based Professionals is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services SOAR to Health and Wellness program, a nationally recognized, accredited training program that teaches professionals, organizations, and communities to identify and respond to those who are at risk of, are currently experiencing, or have experienced trafficking in various settings and connect them with the resources they need.

Access training here

US Department of Labor Announces $3.4M in Grants to Expand Job Opportunities for Women in Apprenticeships, Nontraditional Occupations

Secretary Walsh announced the award of funding to help recruit, train and retain more women in quality pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs, as well as nontraditional occupations. “The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations grants will increase workforce pathways for women entering the building trades at a crucial time, as the Biden-Harris administration is heavily investing in infrastructure to create jobs in the clean energy, technology, and manufacturing sectors,” he said.

Read news release here

How Schools Can Combat Human Trafficking in Partnership With People With Lived Experience – Department of Education Guide

Schools working to prevent and intervene in child sex and labor trafficking have many resources upon which to draw. However, none is more important than people who have experienced trafficking themselves. Increasingly, researchers and those with lived experience are calling for greater inclusion of the voices and expertise of people with lived experience in prevention and intervention programs and insisting that their inclusion be meaningful and ethical. Indeed, in recent years, including experts with lived experience of trafficking in the development, implementation, and evaluation of anti-trafficking initiatives have become a best-practices standard.

Access guide here

Job Opening – Chief Executive Officer – HEAL Trafficking
HEAL Trafficking is excited to announce that the search for our next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has officially begun. Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, will be transitioning to become HEAL’s first Chief Medical Officer (CMO) starting this winter, after nearly a decade at the helm, to lead HEAL’s health care strategy and policy. Meanwhile, the organization is eager to begin the process of finding HEAL’s next CEO.The CEO position oversees all the operations, functions, and activities of HEAL – please find a detailed job description here.

Access guide here

Free Access for Leaders in the Movement to Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Online Global Summit 

Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Online Global Summit creates a one-of-a-kind setting, where people from across sexual abuse and exploitation sectors, as well as from a diverse range of professional, political, and personal backgrounds, coalesce to be informed, equipped, connected and inspired. Online Summit will be held November 8 – 10, 2022.

Find details and registration here

Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN) is awarding scholarships for 5 nurses to attend the 2023 End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) conference

AFN awarded scholarships for 5 nurses to attend the 2023 EVAWI conference. In addition, they are now offering competitive scholarships for 2 advocates and 2 journalists.  The scholarships cover the registration fee.  Recipients are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. All applications must be submitted by November 14, 2022.

Eligibility and application details here




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:
  • Working with Landlords While Maintaining Survivor Confidentiality
    • Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022, 11:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: Freedom Network Training Institute
    • Description: During this webinar, attendees will learn the following: Effective tips for engaging with landlords outside of one’s own housing program; the importance of survivor confidentiality while accessing housing options; examples of ways that housing programs and landlords can work together to provide services and advocacy to survivors; Ideas for outreach planning to build a diverse landlord network.
  • Resilient F.A.I.T.H., Finding and Achieving Inspiration Through Hope
    • Date: September 20, 2022, 11:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College
    • Description: Every day, the trauma and adversity practitioners face threatens their mental well-being, yet they have so many positive traits and gifts inside them that can help them bounce back. Learn what it means to be resilient and how faith can help and achieve inspiration in one’s life through hope. During this webinar, participants will review: What is Resilience? What role does faith play in our lives and how can it improve our mental and emotional wellbeing? What can you do to increase resiliency and have more faith?
  • Human Trafficking Train-the-Trainer Academy
    • Date:  October 1 – 2, 2022
    • Hosted by: HEAL Trafficking
    • Description: Join fellow health care educators for a highly interactive and immersive academy that will cover strategies in teaching others about human trafficking identification and care, analyzing and improving the current response in your health care community, and application and practice of teaching strategies. Participants will also learn to train on the “Core Competencies for Human Trafficking Response in Health Care and Behavioral Health Systems,” established in February 2021 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Comprehensive Victim Interviews – Helping Victims Retrieve and Disclose Traumatic Memories 
    • Date: October 5-6, 2022
    • Hosted by: Ending Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)
    • Description: Join EVAWI for this intensive 2-day training on Comprehensive Victim Interviewing (CVI), led by veteran law enforcement investigators and other leading national experts. After opening with an interactive exercise based on a 911 call, presenters will briefly review the scientific research on stress, trauma, and memory, as well as research on what works – and does not – when it comes to effective investigative interviews. Through engaging presentations, compelling videos, guided activities, and interactive Q&A with leading national experts, participants will walk away from this session better prepared to conduct effective victim interviews and evidence-based investigations.
  • Talking Circle: Supporting Survivors of Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities
    • Date: October 6, 2022, 12:00 pm (PST)
    • Hosted by: The Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center – OVC
    • Description: Join a panel of American Indians and Alaska Natives as they discuss identifying, reaching, and supporting the healing of potential victims of trafficking. Listen to their insight as they answer participants’ questions and share information about enriching cultural perspectives and understanding for anti-trafficking work, recognizing the signs of human trafficking, and accessing non-competitive federal funding to support tribes in their victim services work.
  • Ambassador of Hope Awareness Webinar Series: Social Media and Human Trafficking: Adding Fuel to a Tragic Global Fire
    • Date: October 12 from 11 – 12:30 pm (PST)
    • Hosted by: Shared Hope International
    • Description: Join live with Chris McKenna from Protect Young Eyes as she discusses teen brain development, risky app features, and practical defenses for caregivers to protect the children. The Protect Young Eyes (PYE) team performs hundreds of presentations at schools, churches, and nonprofits, and receives over a million visits to their popular website annually.  The website was featured in the Childhood 2.0 movie. As sextortion skyrockets, Chris explains how to teach children ways to stop predators online and stay safe.
  • 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 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 substance 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.
  • Bullying as a Developmental Precursor to Sexual and Dating Violence Across Adolescence
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Center for Victim Research
    • Description: This webinar includes a discussion of the longitudinal studies of the bully-sexual violence pathway (Bully-SV pathway), where bullying is a precursor for sexual violence (e.g., sexual harassment, sexual coercion, sexual assault) and teen dating violence. Potential mechanisms underlying the bully-sexual violence pathway include social dominance orientation, exposure to sexual education, alcohol use, etc. The discussion includes several school-based intervention approaches that have shown marginal success in reducing rates of bullying and SV.
  • Public Health Reports Meet the Authors — The Public Health Response to Human Trafficking: a Look Back and A Step Forward 
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health
    • Description: Professionals working with and serving communities at risk of human trafficking increasingly use public health strategies to establish evidence-informed, data-driven responses to human trafficking. “The Public Health Response to Human Trafficking: A Look-Back and a Step Forward,” published by Public Health Reports (PHR) and sponsored by the Office on Trafficking in Persons, expands the current evidence base and highlights the strengths of using a public health approach when preventing and responding to human trafficking. The authors in this supplement explore the efficacy of individual and communal public health interventions and describe the tools used by professionals and systems of care to respond to human trafficking.
  • Addiction and Working with Clients: Enhancing Motivation When None Exists
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: National Crime Justice Training Center
    • Description: When working in the addiction field, we frequently encounter clients who appear unmotivated to change. During this webinar, we will explore the concept of motivation and provide you with practical skills to develop intrinsic motivation toward long-term behavior change.

For more information regarding webinars and educational opportunities, please visit:



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
  • Forced Migration and Trafficking in Persons in the Contemporary World: The Variables of Gender, Human Rights and Covid-19 Pandemic – Call for Abstracts
    • Hosted by World Congress of Sociology
    • Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022
  • 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

  • Encinitas Fund (Encinitas specific)
    • Source: Coastal Community Foundation
    • The mission of the Encinitas Fund is to address local needs and to encourage philanthropy today for the benefit of Encinitas and all of its communities. Eligibility Requirements: Nonprofits that serve Encinitas communities are eligible to apply. Nonprofits may have offices located outside of Encinitas but the services or programs must be provided in Encinitas communities for its residents. Eligible programs and services must directly serve and meet the needs of Encinitas residents. Programs may be for new activities, current programs, or to expand or improve existing programs. Eligible program areas for 2022 are community projects and social services.
    • Close Date: September 26, 2022
  • Endowment Fund – Mini Grants (San Marcos specific)
    • Source:  San Marcos Community Foundation
    • Grants of up to $1,500 and grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to benefit the local community. Past grants have supported organizations serving the community in a wide range of areas, including seniors, mental health, education, history, disabilities, veterans, and sexual assault and child abuse. Eligible applicants are organizations serving San Marcos residents.
    • Close Date: October 1, 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)

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 wellbeing. 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 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