Engaging with African American Youth Survivors of Sex Trafficking

An IOFA and Courtney’s House webinar: involving the topics of youth sex trafficking, trauma, African-American history in the U.S. and its correlation to human trafficking, understanding the African-American community and how to provide direct services to trafficked youth, and how to engage and how to outreach with

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The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story

This report exposes the ways in which we criminalize girls — especially girls of color — who have been sexually and physically abused, and it offers policy recommendations to dismantle the abuse to prison pipeline. It illustrates the pipeline with examples, including the detention of girls who

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Handbook: Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking – 2011

This handbook, written by the International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) in Partnership with Loyola Chicago Center for Human Rights in 2011, addresses gaps in services for youth in child welfare in Illinois. This handbook features various screening tools that can be adapted to a variety of existing

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Savannah Sanders

Savannah Sanders Savannah Sanders is the founder of SexTraffickingPrevention.org and author of Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals. She has expertise in human trafficking and child abuse prevention, trauma-informed care, harm reduction, intergenerational abuse and is a strong advocate for survivor leadership. For

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Jessica Hacker

Jessica Hacker Jessica Hacker (she/her/hers) is a former intern turned part-time employee. Jessica graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology with a minor in Sociology. 

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Nicole Warder

Nicole Warder Human Trafficking and Disabilities Programs Intern Nicole is currently a second year Master’s dual-degree student at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and Harris School of Public Policy. Her studies specifically focus on international violence prevention and program evaluation. Prior to joining

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Numploy Yanasiddhi

Numploy Yanasiddhi

Numploy (“Ploy”) Yanasiddhi is the IOFA Design Intern. Ploy is originally from Bangkok, Thailand. She graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in MA Design Management. Ploy believes that Design Management is  creative problem-solving that enables innovation. Though she has worked with clientele in various fields,

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Ericka Dobrowski

Ericka Dobrowski Intern Ericka Dobrowski (she/her/hers) is an intern at IOFA in the Chicago office. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago and working to complete her Bachelor’s degree in applied psychology. Ericka is excited to be a part of this organization and

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Nina Misra

Nina Misra Project Staff: Nina Misra (she/her) was an intern with IOFA during the summer of 2018, and has been a part-time employee since May 2019. Nina graduated with a Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she

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