OVC is Recruiting Tribal Subject Matter Experts in Sex Trafficking

ovc-colorThe Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice, is currently recruiting independent consultants and organizations with demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, developing programs to provide direct services to American Indian and Alaska Native victims of sex trafficking. OVC is particularly interested in identifying individuals and organizations who have an expert level of knowledge of the dynamics of sex trafficking, including the complexities of the relationship between victims and traffickers, and the challenges of providing direct services to American Indian and Alaska Native victims, as well as a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience:

  • Providing trauma-informed services to American Indian and Alaska Native victims of sex trafficking, including building collaborative partnerships between tribal and nontribal victim services organizations, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, courts, healthcare providers, civil legal assistance providers, and social services organizations, in order to provide comprehensive and holistic services to victims;
  • Conducting community education and awareness activities that target both nontribal professionals who are responsible for participating in the systemic response to sex trafficking, as well as American Indian and Alaska Native victims of sex trafficking;
  • Providing capacity-building training and technical assistance to tribal nonprofit organizations; and
  • Meeting the unique needs of urban American Indian and Alaska Native community members.

Subject matter experts who are identified as a result of this recruitment, may be added to OVC’s Training and Technical Assistance Center Consultant Network, and called upon to assist OVC with future projects. All interested individuals and organizations should submit a cover letter and resumes Kimberly Woodard, OVC’s Sr. Tribal Affairs Specialist, at kimberly.woodard@usdoj.gov, no later than August 15, 2016. If you have questions about this recruitment effort, please contact Kimberly either by email, or by phone at (202) 307-2952.

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