Office for Victims of Crime Releases Human Trafficking Webinar Series

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is releasing a five-part webinar series on human trafficking. A press release issued recently by the OVC stated that the webinar will detail the connection between sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Likewise, it will examine the need for culturally specific resources for survivors and collaboration between stakeholders. The webinars,which will run between May 28 and September 24, 2015 will offer case studies, tips, and strategies to improve victim’s services.

 

The first webinar in the series is scheduled for 2:30 PM ET on May 28, and will focus on the need for collaboration among stakeholders. Another works to analyze the balance between collaboration and privacy for victims. The third looks at the need for cultural specificity in victims services. The final two focus on working together with law enforcement and the courts.

 

In some cases of human trafficking, sexual assault or domestic abuse are the means by which a trafficker manipulates a victim. As a result, victims of human trafficking can go unrecognized, or appear to be only victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. This webinar series strives to give service providers and law enforcement the tools to help recognize warning signs for situations of multiple abuse, and look for signs of human trafficking.

 

The series also examines the courts and their response to human trafficking. It advocates for addressing victims needs through court based strategies. In addition, it looks for ways to engage the courts in a leadership role, and sustain their involvement.

 

To register for the webinar series, visit https://www.ovcttac.gov/eBlast/fileupload/eblastfiles/get_file.cfm?file=HT%205-15.HTML.

 

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