WCATTF Training and Resource Center
Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force
The Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force was launched in 2010 by The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA), the Pound Ridge Police Department and My Sisters’ Place, in response to a prominent case of human trafficking in Pound Ridge. The Task Force brings together a multitude of service providers and law enforcement from across Westchester to develop a coordinated response to human trafficking across the County. To date, the Task Force has held regular meetings to educate and update task force members; spearheaded the training of hundreds of law enforcement personnel, social service providers, child protection staff, among others to identify and respond to cases of human trafficking; created a multi-agency protocol for coordinating anti-trafficking cases and responses; and worked together on several cases.
March 2023: Sex Trafficking of Men and Boys Training
Westchester Anti-Trafficking Task Force hosted two sessions of the Sex Trafficking of Men and Boys training.
Didn’t make the training or want to revisit the presentation? Please find below the recording of the session.Click to Watch
2022 Annual Conference, Labor Trafficking: Current Challenges and Building Community Responses
Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force Annual Conference 2022 was designed for stakeholders from the myriad of disciplinaries that must work together to prevent and respond to labor trafficking in our communities, and focused on survivor voices. Participants learned from leaders in the labor trafficking field, including workers rights organizers, USAO, lived experience experts, and survivor leaders.
Participants received training on:
- The latest laws, policies, and trends in labor trafficking
- Strategies for identifying potential labor trafficking cases;
- Improving labor trafficking investigations according to a survivor and trauma-informed approach;
- Supporting, protecting, and empowering victims from lived experienced experts and survivors of labor trafficking;
- Learn about resources and tools to address labor trafficking
Didn’t make the conference or want to revisit some of the trainings? Please find below recordings of all conference sessions.
Day 1, December 7th, 2022
Welcome, Get Involved and Keynote Address
Keynote speaker Fainess Lipenga, Survivor leader and Training Advisor, Human Trafficking Legal Center.Click to Watch Passcode: Yu^+Tf5v
Session 1: The Enhanced Collaborative Task Force Model: Westchester Anti-Trafficking Task Force Presentation
Moderated by Ali Boak
Panelists: Janmarie Brown, Perry Carbone, Michelle Bethencourt Garcia, Fred Greene, Dave Ryan, Treia BoozierClick to Watch Passcode: 7*UA80cK
Session 2: Trafficking Across Industries
This session will explore labor trafficking across Westchester County including Domestic Servitude, Construction, Agriculture, Massage Parlor, Hotel, Landscaping.
Moderator: Estelle Davis. Panelists: Yvonne Chen, Gonzalo Cruz, Cristina TanzolaClick to Watch Passcode: $Cs8?0kG
Day 2, December 8th, 2022
Session 1: Meeting the Specialized Needs of Survivors of Labor Trafficking: A Panel of Lived Experienced Experts
Moderator: Christabelle Robinson. Panelists: Harold D’Souza, Suleman Masood, Leslie Nolan
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Moderator: Christabelle Robinson. Panelists: Harold D’Souza, Suleman Masood, Leslie NolanClick to Watch Passcode: *S6Z8aCa
Break Out Room 1: Labor Trafficking and Disabilities
Ali Chiu and Leanne McCallum Desselle, (NHTDWG)Click to Watch Passcode: vZ0K&#^^
Break Out Room 2: Community Organizing and Backwages
Martha MaffeiClick to Watch Passcode: Ljxr3F&s
Break Out Room 3: Child Labor Trafficking
Evelyn ChumbowClick to Watch