Human Trafficking Resources

Human Trafficking Resources

Human trafficking is a threat to human dignity and can occur in a broad range of locations, industries, and demographics of people. Prison ministers and volunteers may confront past or present human trafficking in their work, so it is critical that ministers are aware of what human trafficking is, what signs of trafficking to look for, and how to support victims and survivors of trafficking in its many forms.

To support ministers in learning more about this critical topic, we have compiled resources in one place on our website! We have included all of CPMC’s webinars and town halls on this topic, as well as resources from our partners on this webpage.

A Broad Overview of Human Trafficking

Join CPMC for a broad overview of human trafficking with Felicitas Brugo Onetti, Anti-Trafficking Education and Outreach Coordinator, and Marsha Forson, Policy Advisor, with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. We will learn about human trafficking, how to support victims, and about resources on labor and sex trafficking and exploitation.

Human Trafficking: Focus on Juveniles

CPMC invites you to a conversation with Felicitas Brugo Onetti, Anti-Trafficking Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Migration and Refugee Services Department at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She leads a discussion about human trafficking issues that specifically impact juveniles and how ministers can support them, including a discussion of solidarity, trauma-responsive accompaniment, and confidentiality.

Human Trafficking Advocacy

Join us for a presentation by Marilyn Zigmund Luke, Director of Advocacy for the Alliance to End Human Trafficking (AEHT). She will share about the important work being done by AEHT to break barriers and advocate to end human trafficking.

Human Trafficking & Incarceration

Join us for a conversation with the Alliance to End Human Trafficking (formerly, U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking). Learn why many trafficked women are getting put behind bars for crimes they were forced to do. Hear how the prison system fosters trafficking inside its walls. Join a discussion on finding ways to work together to help women not become victimized once they have gained their freedom from incarceration and go back to their trafficker.

Human Trafficking: How to Accompany

Deacon Frank DiGirolamo of the Archdiocese of Seattle shares what he is doing in the area of human trafficking, his experience working in the system, and provides resources.

Human Trafficking

Listen to a conversation about how to recognize trafficking within prisons, within the newly released population, and how to discuss this topic with people in your ministry.

Deborah Monroe, through her personal story and experience, will also guide you as to needs, next steps, and resources. Deborah Monroe is the founder of Recovery Concepts which offers recovery-based support services for a variety of provider agencies and leads the Bringing Recovery Services to Scale Technical Assistance Center in the implementation of certifying individuals incarcerated in four prisons as peer specialists and/or recovery coaches. Deborah has found strength in using her experience of 20 yrs of being trafficked and her addiction to help other people.

Theresa Flores is the past Program Director for the Alliance to End Human Trafficking (formerly, the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking). The Alliance to End Human Trafficking is a collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy to eradicate trafficking.