The National Human Trafficking & Disabilities Working Group

The mission of the National Human Trafficking & Disabilities Working Group (NHTDWG) is to prevent the trafficking of individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals and to advance the health and well-being of trafficking survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors of trafficking through research, policy analysis, technical assistance, and training.

NHTDWG Mission Statement and Charge

1.    To study and collect data on the intersection of human trafficking and disabilities

2.    To raise awareness nationally about the intersection of human trafficking and disabilities

3.    To create and disseminate resources on human trafficking and disabilities

4.    To promote the development of evidence based practices to improve the health and well being of trafficking survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors

5.    To create additional and better methods to prevent the trafficking of persons who have disabilities and Deaf individuals

6.    To improve the identification of trafficked persons who have disabilities and Deaf individuals

7.    To increase understanding of the needs of trafficking survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors

8.    To develop and share promising practices in the legal advocacy and the deliverance of services to trafficking survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors

9.    To build and increase a partnership among survivors of trafficking with disabilities, allies, advocates, and other professionals.

Steering Committee

The NHTDWG Steering Committee is formed from experts and self-advocates from the fields of human trafficking and disabilities.

Click the following link to learn more about the NHTDWG Steering Committee.

Subcommittees

  • Training
  • Communication and Outreach
  • Data
  • Youth

Click the following link to learn more: NHTDWG Subcommittee Descriptions

Membership

The National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group accepts application from individuals and not-for-profit organizations working in the anti-trafficking field, disability field, or other related victim services field who are interested in the intersection of human trafficking and disability.

Click the following link for the Membership Criteria: NHTDWG Membership Criteria

Click the following link for the Membership Agreement: NHTDWG Membership Agreement

To Apply

To apply for membership, interested professionals must:

  1. Support the mission of the National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group;
  2. Sign and adhere to Membership Guidelines;
  3. Participate in at least 3 out of 4 quarterly conference calls; and
  4. Join at least one Subcommittee.

Click here for an application to NHTDWG as an Organization

Click here for an application to NHTDWG as an Individual

Please email NHTDWG@iofa.org with any questions. Thank you!

IOFA Twitter Feed

RT @NHTDWorkGroup: Want to learn more about the National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group? Call in to our informational c…

Contact IOFA

International Organization for Adolescents
53 West Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1357
Chicago, IL 60604 USA
T: 773.404.8831
E: info@iofa.org

Socialize with IOFA