The first hurtle is creating an awareness that human trafficking exists in Northern Virginia and it can be prevented.
Educating parents, children, employers, elected officials, and other members of the community on the issues surrounding human and sex trafficking is essential in our efforts to eradicate trafficking. There are a variety of ways in which we are currently reaching out to teach others about the issue:
Conferences/Seminars: Each year, NOVA-HTI hosts a Justice Summit which consists of a variety of presentations and panels. For more information about the summit, please click here.
In-person presentations: Members of NOVA-HTI are available to come speak to your business, church, group or school. Please click here to request a speaker.
Social Media: NOVA-HTI keeps others up-to-date with important information and news stories regarding trafficking. Friend us on Facebook (NorthernVirginiaHumantraffickingInitiative) or follow us on Twitter (NOVA_HTI) or Instagram (nova_hti).
Deliverables: We also have a variety of brochures, leave-behinds and other items
Our Events Team utilizes our networks to help create quality human trafficking events in conjunction with the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force (NVHTTF).
We also work with the NVHTTF and one of our partner organizations, Just Ask, to bring awareness, and prevention, to the NOVA community.