A new resource is available for agencies serving survivors of human trafficking in the regional southeastern United States. The Guiding Principles for Agencies Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking Visit disclaimer page was published by the Catholic Charities of Louisville’s Bakhita Empowerment Initiative and developed in collaboration with all the members of the ACF Region 4 Human Trafficking Advisory Group. The advisory group consists of leaders within the anti-trafficking field representing the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The guide was created through input from both regional and national partners, including a peer review conducted by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center.
“As the field of human trafficking specific services continues to grow to support the recovery and empowerment of this incredibly diverse population and their various trauma experiences, may we all recognize the value of core principles to guide our work, so that we do no harm as we come alongside victims and survivors to support and empower them.”