On January 29, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Mary Atlas-Terry, Katherine Chon, and Corey Walz on the implications of the Human Trafficking Federal Strategic Action Plan. Ms. Atlas-Terry is a Victim Justice Program Specialist for OVC, where she develops grant programs and monitors cooperative agreements for projects including, but not limited to, direct services for victims of human trafficking. Prior to joining OVC in 2003, Ms. Atlas-Terry served as the director of Families of Murder Victims, a nonprofit victim service program housed within the Homicide Division of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Chon is the Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She advises the Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families on strategies, policies, and partnerships to prevent human trafficking and provide victims with the resources they need to escape exploitation and rebuild their lives. Ms. Chon also is the cofounder of the Polaris Project, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization combating modern-day slavery.
Mr. Walz is the Special Assistant to the Chair of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to combat human trafficking. In this role, he led a team of special assistants in the latest iteration of the Joint Stakeholder Engagement Event with the Council on Combating Violence Against Women. Mr. Walz also cochairs the Strategic Action Plan on Services to Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Atlas-Terry, Ms. Chon, and Mr. Walz and return on January 29 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate. Prior to the session, download Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States, 2013-2017.
OVC’s Web Forum allows participants to tap into a national network of people with various backgrounds who face similar challenges and experiences. It is the perfect place for crime victim service providers and allied professionals to gain peer insight and support related to best practices in victim services. Please be reminded that the Web Forum is a public domain and personal or case information should not be shared.
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