Creating a human trafficking program, whether from the ground up or in addition to existing services, requires a multi-tiered approach. Internal organizational structure must be developed or enhanced alongside external service networks and partnerships. Three national experts will offer insight and answer participant questions during this hour-long session. The discussion will include steps in identifying the local need and defining a program’s vision, mission, and goals for its human trafficking victim services. Panelists will also discuss drafting or enhancing policies and procedures, developing human trafficking screening and referral protocols, and identifying critical partners and strategies to strengthen an organization’s service network.
Moderated by Susan Williams, former deputy director at the Office for Victims of Crime, the discussion will feature insights from:
• Josh Louwerse, Senior Program Officer, Covenant House Alaska
• Lynn Sanchez, Program Director of Human Trafficking Aftercare and Outreach, the Life Link/505-get-free
• Sulan Chang, Victim Services Director, Mosaic Family Services