Comprehensive TTA on Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska
The MIWSAC National Training and Technical Assistance Project on Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska
The MIWSAC National Training and Technical Assistance Project on Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska provides comprehensive training and technical assistance to strengthen sovereign responses, awareness, intervention, and prevention vital to increasing safety and support for trafficking Survivors and expands efforts to address the evolving issues of sex trafficking across Tribal communities.
The MIWSAC Sex Trafficking Project prioritizes responses to emerging issues and gaps in services identified by Survivors and service providers. This project helps equip tribes, programs, and agencies with tools necessary to ensure trafficking Survivors receive services they need without being criminalized for the violence they have experienced. MIWSAC provides intensive training on how a trafficking Survivor may present, how to work with them, and the unique issues that do not necessarily present themselves in the same manner as domestic violence and sexual assault Survivors.
The MIWSAC Sex Trafficking Project engages and supports anti-trafficking organizations; Tribal domestic and sexual violence programs; social services that may come in contact with Survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and/or sex trafficking; and other agencies including law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, court staff, corrections officers, tribal enterprises, chemical dependency programs, cultural community programs that Native Survivors may come in contact with, and the broader tribal community.
The MIWSAC Sex Trafficking Project organizes the National Native Sex Trafficking Conference: Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska (2018, 2020, upcoming 2022). This project is supported by the Office on Violence Against Women.