Ask an Expert: Building A Strong Human Trafficking Program


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. This discussion highlights steps in identifying the local need and defining a program’s vision, mission, and goals for its human trafficking victim services. Panelists also discussed how to draft or enhance policies and procedures, develop human trafficking screening and referral protocols, and identify critical partners and strategies to strengthen an organization’s service network.

Date Published: May 19, 2021