Human Trafficking: The Role of the Public Workforce System in the Delivery of Services

Posted by Margaret Lamb - On May 14, 2013 (EST)

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Trafficking in persons affects millions of individuals worldwide. Many are lured into trafficking networks through false promises of good working conditions and high pay as domestic workers, factory and farm workers, childcare workers, waitresses, sales clerks, models, or in other occupations.

The Department of Labor plays a role in the U.S. Government’s efforts to combat trafficking in persons by identifying potential cases in the course of civil enforcement activity and referring them to law enforcement partners; calculating restitution for unpaid labor performed by survivors of trafficking; providing training and employment services to survivors who qualify for those services and helping them to become self-sufficient; funding research and technical assistance to combat the worst forms of child labor overseas; and maintaining lists of goods and their countries of origin that are made using forced labor or forced child labor.

This Webinar will discuss the role of the Public Workforce System and American Job Centers in the delivery of services and referrals to survivors of trafficking. Speakers will review Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 9-12 and discuss common challenges and promising practices in the delivery of employment and training services to this population. The webinar will also include a short presentation about the Department of Health and Human Service’s recent Enhanced Employment Services for Victims of Trafficking Demonstration project.




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Start Date : 05/14/13 01:00PM ET

End Date : 05/14/13 02:00PM ET

Presenter : Gabriela D. Lemus, PhD, Senior Advisor and Director Office of Public Engagement, U.S. Department of Labor
Robert Kight, Division Chief, Adult Services, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Michelle O'Camb, Program Officer, Workforce Development, Sacramento Employment and Training Agency
Mary Jennings, Supervisor, Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Program, Sacramento Employment and Training Agency
Hilary Chester, PhD, Associate Director, Anti-Trafficking Program U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Matt Haygood, LICSW, CACII, Program Support Coordinator, Anti-Trafficking Program, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Moderator : Ernesto Archila, Special Assistant Office of Public Engagement, U.S. Department of Labor



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