The San Diego Human Trafficking Research and Data Advisory Roundtable

PURPOSE

HT-RADAR is a collaborative research environment for San Diego / Tijuana (SD/TJ) region data analysts and researchers who have skills and interests related to human trafficking. HT-RADAR was launched by Dr. Jamie Gates from Point Loma Nazarene University / Center for Justice and Reconciliation (PLNU/CJR) and is now evolving into a professional network with the following aims:

  1. To plan strategically across disciplines and universities;
  2. To share data and data sources;
  3. To increase research funding for participating members;
  4. To impact decision-making in the region with quality research related to human trafficking;
  5. To implement ongoing research (i.e. descriptive, exploratory, and outcome) related to victims, perpetrators, and consumers of human trafficking (including sex and labor trafficking).

PRACTICES

In order to accomplish these aims, PLNU/CJR operates a centralized clearinghouse for human trafficking related research in the SD/TJ region by:

  1. Aggregating regional human trafficking related research;
  2. Convening and facilitating collaboration between human trafficking data analysts and researchers working in the region;
  3. Facilitating the networking between practitioners, data analysts, and researchers;
  4. Identifying potential human trafficking research funding for researchers studying human trafficking in the region;
  5. Improving public knowledge of the results of research related to human trafficking across multiple disciplines and sectors through regular
    1. research updates, and
    2. an annual research conference.

 

The San Diego Regional Human Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council

The San Diego County Regional Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council has become a leader in San Diego County’s anti-trafficking work since its establishment in 2011 by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The Advisory Council was created to ‘compliment’ the work of existing agencies and collaborative groups; it was intended, “…to serve as a catalyst toward comprehensive, systemic change addressing human trafficking and CSEC at a county-wide, interdisciplinary level” (San Diego County Regional Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council. San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Action Statement. 2011). Below is the Advisory Council’s current structure. To learn more about the Advisory Council, please review the San Diego County Regional Human Trafficking & CSEC Advisory Council 2014 Report.

Advisory Council Organizational Chart 2