HT-RADAR Monthly Updates

April 2020

Presented to the San Diego Regional HT and CSEC Advisory Council on April 4, 2020.

The practices of the HT-RADAR program at the Center for Justice & Reconciliation at PLNU include:

  1. Aggregating regional human trafficking related research;
  2. Convening and facilitating collaboration between human trafficking data analysts and researchers working in the region;
  3. Facilitating the networking between practitioners, data analysts, and researchers;
  4. Identifying potential human trafficking research funding for researchers studying human trafficking in the region;
  5. Improving public knowledge of the results of research related to human trafficking across multiple disciplines and sectors through regular research updates, and an annual research conference.

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New HT-RADAR Program Director hired: Clara Anne Wagner

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Clara Anne Wagner as the new Program Director for HT-RADAR. Clara Anne joins us from The International Rescue Committee in Phoenix, Arizona. At the IRC Clara Anne was the Direct Services Manager for programs that address the vulnerable populations whom require intensive services in the Phoenix region. She was also responsible for community outreach and partnerships, grant writing and management and monitoring and evaluation of all program activities.

Her passion is working with the population that have been exploited by human trafficking, and we are thrilled to have her join our team. She begins remote work in April, with plans to move to San Diego in May. Clara Anne looks forward to reaching out to our partners, and in the meantime if you would like to contact her you can reach her at:

Next HT-RADAR Quarterly Meeting: May 2020

Dr. Lianne Urada, with social work graduate student co-investigators Lauren Azar, Christian Cacho, and John Kennon, will present the extent of and intersections between human trafficking (sex trade and sexual exploitation), housing instability, and food insecurity among San Diego State University students.

Date, time and details for attending the live webinar will be available through the website, the May update and sent out to the HT-RADAR email list.

The HT-RADAR Research Conference Wrap Up

For information about the February 2020 HT-RADAR Research Conference, please click here.

The Conference was made possible by the County of San Diego and the District Attorney’s Office.  A photo gallery is available here.

HT-RADAR Website

The HT-RADAR website has new funding opportunities, upcoming conferences, information about the HT-RADAR Research Conference and access to the abstracts from all Conference speakers’ presentations.

Phase Two of the website update will begin in April and will include building a directory of research articles and reports and evaluating the website to improve access to information for researchers and colleagues.

Upcoming Conferences

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

Now and Next, Fall date TBD in Washington D.C.

25th International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Across the Lifespan, Aug 30 – Sept 2, 2020 in San Diego, CA

University of Toledo’s International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference, Sept 24-25, 2020 in Toledo, OH

APHA 2020 Annual Meeting & Expo, Oct 24-28, 2020 in San Francisco, CA

2020 JuST Conference, Nov 4-6, 2020 in Washington, D.C.


National Institute of Justice FY 2020 Research and Evaluation of Trafficking in Persons
Close Date: April 20, 2020

Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
Close Date: May 15, 2020

FY 2020-21 Homelesss Youth and Exploitation (HX) Program RFA
Close Date: May 15, 2020

Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Program
Close Date: May 18, 2020

Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking
Close Date: May 18, 2020

Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking
Close Date: May 18, 2020

Services for Minor Victims of Labor Trafficking
Close Date: May 18, 2020

Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
Close Date: May 18, 2020

Research on Law Enforcement Responses to Sex Trafficking of Minors, Fiscal Year 2020
Close Date: May 26, 2020

Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education Demonstration Program
Close Date: July 31, 2020

Sociological Initiatives Foundation
Close Date: August 14, 2020

March 2020 Update