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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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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Sarah Johns

Sarah Johns Intern Sarah Johns (she/her/hers) is an intern at IOFA in the Chicago office. She is a Lake Forest College undergraduate who is working towards a degree in International Relations with a minor in both Sociology/Anthropology and Islamic World Studies.  Sarah is active in the management of multiple

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Jessica Hacker

Jessica Hacker Intern: Jessica Hacker (she/her/hers) is an intern at IOFA Chicago office. She is currently an undergraduate student at University of Illinois at Chicago pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology with a minor in Sociology.

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