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Untangling Survivor Engagement: Promoting Comprehensive Collaboration

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Effective collaboration with experts who have lived experience contributes to a sustainable community-wide response to human trafficking.

During this webinar, facilitators will discuss ways to strengthen collaboration with survivors by considering them experts who have lived experience and, in turn, strengthen victim-centered and trauma-informed responses in investigations, prosecutions, and service provision.

Facilitators will discuss the importance of data-driven decisions and how collaborating with survivors can enhance this practice. Facilitators will highlight the continuum of survivorship to better inform roles, expectations, and engagement. The discussion will also focus on how survivors can help in navigating tough conversations, as well as creating space for shared learning across multidisciplinary teams.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be better able to—

  • articulate the historical context of survivor involvement in the anti-human trafficking movement over the last 20 years and how it has improved the response to trafficking;
  • assess their anti-human trafficking task force’s existing involvement with survivors;
  • expand roles and expectations for multidisciplinary approaches that include partners with lived experience; and
  • implement effective strategies with partners who have lived experience to build and maintain a successful community response to human trafficking.

Presented by:  

  • Aubrey Lloyd, LCSW, Senior Project Manager, ICF
  • Caridad Mas-Batchelor, Special Projects Administrator 1, Miami-Dade Police Department, Task Force Coordinator, South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force

Moderated by: Alicia Alcaraz, Project Coordinator, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

This webinar is produced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police under Cooperative Agreement #2020-VT-BX-K002, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Date Created: November 3, 2021