Freedom Network USA

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

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Grounding & Growing: Tools for a Powerful Anti-Trafficking Movement
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, March 20-21, 2019

The landscape of anti-trafficking work continues to shift. Advocates, law enforcement, survivors, prosecutors, and allies are navigating volatile and harmful policy changes while trying to provide effective services to survivors and bring human traffickers to justice. This reactionary environment has left little time to build core skills and has created new tensions along old fault lines. It has also fortified the resolve of anti-trafficking stakeholders committed to a rights-based approach and created new opportunities for collaboration. While traffickers continue to exploit those made vulnerable, and systemic barriers continue to impede progress, professionals must maintain focus, develop new strategies to protect victims, and sharpen the fundamental skills necessary for this work.

Freedom Network USA remains committed to ensuring all survivors of human trafficking have access to justice, safety and opportunity. Join FNUSA for the unique opportunity to grow your professional skill-set and ground your work in the collective goal of ending human trafficking.

If you are seeking financial support to attend, OVC offers professional development scholarships. You can find more details on how to apply by visiting their website.

Pre-Conference Training

New to working with survivors of human trafficking and/or the human rights-based approach? If either of these is yes, consider joining us the day before the conference on March 19, for a half-day extensive overview. This training will provide participants with an introduction to the anti-trafficking field and lay a great foundation to help you make the most of the conference program. This training is designed for direct legal and social service providers.

 

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Continuing Education

We strive to offer continuing education credits for every social worker and attorney that attends. Social workers can expect approval from the National Association of Social Workers, which is recognized in most states, and attorneys will be notified in advance of which state bars have approved the program. Simply look for the Continuing Education Table in the lobby to purchase.

 

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Accommodations & Transportation

Hotel Accommodations

The conference will take place at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. All conference events will take place on site. Freedom Network USA has negotiated a special rate starting at $252 per night for all conference attendees with a room block that closes on February 22, 2019. We cannot guarantee the lower rate after the deadline.

Transportation

Transportation from Reagan National Airport is complimentary. The shuttle departs the hotel once each hour and a schedule can be found on their website. A discount self-parking rate of $19 has been negotiated for conference attendees.