Human trafficking prevention has at times been framed primarily as a criminal justice priority or been siloed from other forms of violence prevention. As experts in sexual violence prevention, NCCASA recognizes sex trafficking as a form of sexual violence and the connection of sexual violence to all forms of human trafficking. We see the value of a public health approach to violence prevention that incorporates our social justice lens. NCCASA is pleased to present our Human Trafficking Prevention Toolkit. In this toolkit, you'll find our Human Trafficking Prevention Overview (link to infographic), an overview of what human trafficking is and the public health approach to violence prevention, an exploration of the historical context that informs our current frameworks and gaps, tips for effective upstream prevention, and strategies for incorporating a harm reduction lens into your human trafficking prevention work, as well as critical considerations in selecting a prevention strategy.
As a reminder, our Reframing Human Trafficking Prevention Cohort this fall will cover many of the ideas in this toolkit in depth. The application deadline is September 14 for the prevention cohort and October 19 for our direct services/multidisciplinary team cohort. More information on the cohorts can be found here.