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Part 4 of USCRI’s Series: In Search of Safety

By USCRI June 3, 2021

“We really need to be listening to children. With all kids, regardless of circumstances, spend some time to really hear them and that will be the safety and stability that they need in order to get the help they deserve.” Marie Olenych, Director of Trafficking and Human Services, USCRI.

On this week’s installment of USCRI’s “In Search of Safety” Facebook Live Series, Vice President AnnaMarie Bena talks to Director of Trafficking and Human Services Marie Olenych about the root causes of Human Trafficking, USCRI’s work to support Unaccompanied Children victims of trafficking, and more.

USCRI administers the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), contracting with a network of over 200 providers across the US and US territories who provide direct services to survivors of trafficking.

USCRI improves the work of direct service providers through training and technical assistance programs including, Project TRUST, a collaborative endeavor led by USCRI, and funded under the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the US Department of Justice.

Join us next Thursday, June 10th at 2:00 p.m. on Facebook Live for the final installment of the series featuring Gabriela Mena, Program Operations Manager.

* If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888; or text befree. For additional resources visit the Shepherd Case Management System: https://shspfm.gss.acf.hhs.gov/…/Login/LoginSelection/


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