Sex Trafficking Prevention and Intervention Organizations
National organizations that provide information on child and youth sex trafficking prevention and intervention. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
Training Specific: The Center provides in-person training in the Southeastern United States as well as online resources. The Center partners with the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to provide tuition-free training. Training offerings include an in-person introductory 8-hour course for social service providers who may encounter human trafficking victims, law enforcement that may investigate the cases, and task force members.
Training Specific: The OVC Training & Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides a diverse range of specialized training and technical assistance services related to human trafficking through its in-house subject matter experts and vetted consultants. Direct technical assistance is provided on task force formation, organizational structure, promising practices, revitalization, and other trafficking topics. In-person training and technical assistance, including distance consultation, tailored to requester’s needs, is available at no cost through OVC TTAC’s Customized Training and Technical Assistance Program. Any professional who encounters victims of human trafficking is eligible to request victim-centered training on human trafficking. OVC TTAC also can review protocols, training materials, and documents. Training audiences include attorneys, judges, law enforcement, prosecutors, social service providers, task force members, and allied professionals.
Training Specific: A Resources section offers a list of organizations that provide training and technical assistance to build the capacity of service providers and communities to respond to human trafficking as it intersects with multiple systems. A short synopsis and contact information on each is provided. Training audiences include youth-serving organizations, government agency service providers, and communities who respond to human trafficking.
Training Specific: Through the National Training and Technical Assistance Program, the Polaris Project works to ensure the implementation and institutionalization of anti-trafficking efforts and enhance community networking, coordination, and response. The Project offers in-person and online training as well as training of trainers, develops specialized curricula, offers consultation and technical assistance, and assists task forces, coalitions, and advocates with capacity building and sustainability. This includes providing information on Federal and State laws, promising practices, victim identification and assessment, and human trafficking trends. Training audiences include attorneys, judges, law enforcement, prosecutors, social service providers, task force members, and allied professionals.
Training Specific: Project REACH offers in-person training and distance consultation about trafficking and trauma. Project REACH works to train local service providers, including first responders and law enforcement, who will be working with specific trafficking victims about relevant issues, including information on trafficking, the psychological effects of trauma, working with trafficking survivors (such as interviewing techniques), and culturally appropriate, trauma-informed interventions with survivors of trafficking.
Training Specific: Shared Hope International provides various training programs and resources designed to improve the identification of victims of sex trafficking and enhance agency management of these cases. Customized training is also available and designed to meet the needs of a variety of audiences that may come in contact with victims of domestic sex trafficking.