Futures Without Violence, in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime, is excited to offer a 5-week synchronous and asynchronous online workshop series to support the development of local partnerships between or among human trafficking direct service providers, workforce development organizations, vocational training providers, and educational institutions designed to improve access to quality employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking.
As a result of this institute, participants will better be able to—
- build multi-disciplinary partnerships between and among workforce development programs, victim service providers, and educational services providers to expand and improve employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking;
- recognize challenges faced by survivors of trafficking to accessing and retaining quality job opportunities and develop promising practices to address those challenges;
- create opportunities for survivors of human trafficking to explore and define their immediate employment needs as well as aspirational career goals;
- incorporate knowledge about trauma and potential avenues for healing into workforce development approaches and strategies.
This Institute will take place online over the course of 5 active weeks of content and engagement. The course will begin on Wednesday, August 3 and continue through Wednesday, August 31. The course will include live sessions that will take place via Zoom on Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. eastern time.
There are additional homework assignments between each live session that each team is expected to complete.
Timeline and Dates: Final teams will be chosen for the Institute and will be notified of their selection in mid-to-late July.
Participants must register in teams of 3-5 members representing victim service, workforce development, and other relevant community stakeholders. Teams MUST include at least one victim service provider and one workforce development service provider (such as an educational institution or program, job training or apprenticeship program, worker center, or an employer). Prioritize applicants also include those who show commitment to serving historically underrepresented and/or marginalized communities.
Priority will be given to OVC human trafficking grantees. Teams should identify a lead applicant to submit this application for the team as a whole. Only complete applications will be considered for the Institute.