Join the Office for Victims of Crime Webinar on Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault
Please join the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) on May 28 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. EDT for the “Getting Out of the Box: The Key Ingredients to Cultivate Collaboration” webinar. This webinar is the first in the five-part webinar series, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors' Needs, that offers strategies, practice tips, case studies, and resources to help domestic violence and sexual assault service providers improve outcomes for human trafficking survivors. Each webinar highlights models for potential replication and features local and national subject matter experts.
The prevalence of human trafficking across the country is widespread—spanning small, rural jurisdictions to sprawling cities—and affects both domestic and foreign-born children and adults. Because of the coercive and violent nature of human trafficking, it is common for victims to experience overlapping forms of victimization, particularly domestic violence and sexual assault. Yet many survivors are unrecognized, criminalized, or do not receive adequate services to address their complex needs. This webinar series, which will run through September 2015, seeks to address how multidisciplinary groups can work together to identify survivors and direct them to services.