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Identifying and Serving Victims of Human Trafficking

The Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) is a coalition of organizations that provide direct services to victims of human trafficking in Washington State and conduct outreach and education to increase victim identification. This training will focus on the experience of service providers who have been working specifically with survivors of trafficking in Washington since 2004. The training will provide participants with an understanding of what human trafficking is, what it looks like in Washington, and what services are available to victims. Finally, participants will learn what resources, technical assistance, and financial support is available to service providers working with victims of trafficking in Washington.

Learning Objectives:

  • Human trafficking definitions and protections for victims
  • Victim identification and available services for survivors in Washington
  • WARN's main source of referrals of victims of human trafficking is service providers. In order to increase victim identification and provide services to victims, WARN works with service providers around the state to identify and serve victims of human trafficking. WARN would like to be a resource to those who may come into contact with victims of human trafficking.
  • Provide information on financial resources to those providing case management to foreign national victims of trafficking
  • Provide resources on points of contact for responders and technical assistance around trafficking in WA State.

Presented by Kathleen Morris

Kathleen Morris is the Program Manager for the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN), a program of the IRC in Seattle, which provides direct services to victims of human trafficking in Washington State. WARN is a coalition of the International Rescue Committee, the Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center, Refugee Women’s Alliance, YouthCare, Lutheran Community Services NW – Spokane, and Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health. WARN provides urgent response and long-term aftercare including emergency and transitional housing, medical and mental health care, food, clothing, intensive case management, access to immigration and legal assistance, English classes, and job training. WARN works closely with local and federal law enforcement to fight human trafficking, identify victims in Washington State, and help them escape their exploitation, recover and restore their lives.

Materials & Recordings

Reviewed: April 12th, 2016