Partnership with those with lived experience remains a central tenant of CFPIC’s PACT Project. Survivor leaders have advised on PACT project development since 2014 and CFPIC established the “PACT Thriver Advisory Team,” in 2018, a diverse team of individuals representing a varied geographic cohort of California counties. PACT Consultants provide customized technical assistance, offer training on various topics to support county-level development of programming and inform statewide policy recommendations. The team has participated in critical research by facilitating focus groups and engaging youth voice in the evaluation and improvement of statewide efforts to early-identify and prevent child trafficking. View our recommended resources as you consider engaging survivors to inform and support county’s local efforts!
The Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA) funded by the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is committed to developing and expanding survivor-informed services. In 2017, the first academy of survivor leaders and service providers developed the Survivor Informed Practice – Definitions, Best Practice and Recommendations. Visit Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA) online to learn more about survivor informed resources and apply for an upcoming class.
In response to HTLA’s recommendations, the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center created the Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations. This toolkit is a collection of new and existing resources that build organizational capacity to collaborate with and support staff, volunteers, and consultants who identify as survivor leaders.
View the HTLA developed Self-Guided Assessment Tool to assess and consider ways to improve your agency collaboration with survivors of trafficking.
PACT Developed Resources
PowerPoint Engaging Survivor-Thrivers in Your Work
View a slide deck of a 2019 PACT Coordinators Convening Presentation Engaging Survivor-Thrivers in Your Work. Recorded Webinar coming soon.
PACT Consultant Eligibility Policy
Does your agency have an established policy on ethical collaboration with survivor leaders, to minimize unintended consequences? View our PACT Consultant Eligibility Policy as an example to get you started.
Pros and Cons to Publicly Sharing Lived Experience
Survivors in the anti-trafficking movement are in a unique position. Professional and personal lives come together in an exceptional way. The decision to share one’s background is a personal decision that should be one’s own. View PACT Thriver Advisory Team's Pro’s and Con’s Guidance (developed to inform survivor choice).