Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative

Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative Our mission is to eradicate human trafficking locally through awareness, prayer, partnerships, intervention, and victim services.
Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative (NOVA HTI) is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization based out of Northern Virginia.

Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiatives (NOVA HTI)] mission is to eradicate human trafficking locally through awareness, advocacy, prayer, and victim services. We are a 501(c)(3) organization based in Northern Virginia. Find out more about us, and see how you can get involved, at: www.novahti.com

Mission: Our mission is to eradicate human trafficking locally through awareness, prayer, partnerships, intervention, and victim services.

It was a privilege to attend the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, legacy, and spirit today at First Ba...
01/20/2020

It was a privilege to attend the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, legacy, and spirit today at First Baptist Church of Vienna. A huge congratulations to our incredible board member, Dr. Megan Gerbracht, who was a recipient of the Spirit of King Award! We are very proud of you, Megan!

Today we remember a great man with a great cause. What are you passionate about? At NOVA-HTI we are passionate about era...
01/20/2020

Today we remember a great man with a great cause. What are you passionate about? At NOVA-HTI we are passionate about eradicating human trafficking. Everyone deserves to be free.

Executive Director, Kay Duffield, will be the guest presenter at Vienna Presbyterian Church tomorrow, Sunday, January 19...
01/18/2020

Executive Director, Kay Duffield, will be the guest presenter at Vienna Presbyterian Church tomorrow, Sunday, January 19, at 10:10am. She will share both the enormity of the issue of human trafficking in and around Vienna and ways for you to engage to join the fight to eradicate modern day slavery. Once you learn the issue, you simply can't stay on the sidelines.

Our Executive Director, Kay Duffield, was honored to speak on a panel for Innovations in Victim’s Services at yesterdays...
01/16/2020

Our Executive Director, Kay Duffield, was honored to speak on a panel for Innovations in Victim’s Services at yesterdays Department of Justice Summit on Combating Human Trafficking.

Did you know today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security shared #wearblu...
01/11/2020
What Is Human Trafficking?

Did you know today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security shared #wearblueday to help promote awareness. Wear blue today and share what you know about human trafficking to those unaware. #endhumantrafficking #carrythecause #spreadtheword
https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/what-human-trafficking

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, meant to raise awareness among Americans that human trafficking does not j...
01/10/2020

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, meant to raise awareness among Americans that human trafficking does not just happen in other countries, but in states and communities across the United States.

We are so thankful for your continued support. Today is the last day to donate in 2019. Donate $50 or more and receive a...
12/31/2019

We are so thankful for your continued support. Today is the last day to donate in 2019. Donate $50 or more and receive a complimentary book, Shadow Child, written by Louise Babirak.

As 2019 comes to a close, will you commit today to make a difference in the lives of survivors of human trafficking? Giv...
12/30/2019

As 2019 comes to a close, will you commit today to make a difference in the lives of survivors of human trafficking?
Give a gift of $50 or more and receive the book, Shadow Children.
https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/NorthernVirginiaHumanTraffickingInitiative/adayintheshadows

On behalf of the entire team at Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative, we thank you for your continued commitment to our mission; to prevent human trafficking and commercial sexual exportation, disrupt the related networks, and restore those impacted.THANK YOU!

Human Trafficking exists in our very own backyard. Fortunately law makers are noticing. NOVA - HTI works directly with l...
12/29/2019
Human Trafficking Laws Proposed for 2020

Human Trafficking exists in our very own backyard. Fortunately law makers are noticing. NOVA - HTI works directly with law enforcement to assess and coordinate all aspects of care for human trafficking survivors and provide the healthy support structure needed for them to thrive.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/human-trafficking-laws-proposed-for-2020/2193274/

The new year will bring a new crackdown on human trafficking in the D.C. area. News4 has learned of a series of new legislation in the works from Rockville to Richmond. As Scott MacFarlane reports, there’s growing concern about a recent series of sex trafficking cases.

12/25/2019
It’s almost a wrap! Remember, when you finish your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com, AmazonSmile donates to Northern...
12/16/2019

It’s almost a wrap! Remember, when you finish your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com, AmazonSmile donates to Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative at no cost to you!

During this season of giving, we appreciate that generosity has no age. Students from The Learning Village School in Ste...
12/12/2019

During this season of giving, we appreciate that generosity has no age. Students from The Learning Village School in Sterling, donated more than 50 gift cards to our Resource Center so that we can assist our clients. Thank you for your generosity, and selfless act of kindness.

Human Trafficking is too big for any one organization to fight on its own. It will take all of us in the community worki...
12/06/2019

Human Trafficking is too big for any one organization to fight on its own. It will take all of us in the community working together to prevent human trafficking; disrupt the related networks; and restore those who have been impacted. We are grateful for Redux Realty’s decision to partner with us to build a community free from human trafficking.

The NOVA-HTI leadership team enjoyed a tour of the White House this morning to show appreciation for their hard work. (S...
12/05/2019

The NOVA-HTI leadership team enjoyed a tour of the White House this morning to show appreciation for their hard work. (Sadly, not everyone was able to attend.)The White House was quite beautiful with all of the Christmas decorations. The theme this year is The Spirit of America

12/04/2019
Thank you!

Thank you for your generous donations, and to everyone who read and shared our posts on GivingTuesday to learn about what a sex trafficking victim faces every day.

On December 3, 2019, NOVA-HTI is participating in the #GIVING TUESDAY.  We will be introducing our campaign, A Day in th...
12/02/2019

On December 3, 2019, NOVA-HTI is participating in the #GIVING TUESDAY. We will be introducing our campaign, A Day in the Shadows, where we will cast light into the shadow so you can have a glimpse of what a victim of sex trafficking goes through every day of their life. We will offer you the opportunity to give hope to these survivors by partnering with us through a financial gift. Our goal is to raise $10,000. Your gift will enable us to provide care and services to our clients who have suffered so much at the hands of traffickers and sex buyers. Services such as safe housing; medical and dental care; trauma informed therapy; and basics like food and clothing

When you shop Black Friday deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1749414, AmazonSmile donates to Northern Virginia Human Traff...
11/29/2019

When you shop Black Friday deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1749414, AmazonSmile donates to Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative! Time to go shopping!

11/28/2019

Wishing You & Yours a Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for all you do in your dedicated work and generous contribution to NOVA-HTI.

Our Resource Center is in need of Christmas decorations, especially a Christmas tree. We'd love to create a festive and ...
11/27/2019

Our Resource Center is in need of Christmas decorations, especially a Christmas tree. We'd love to create a festive and safe environment for our clients. Please consider helping us decorate for the Christmas season by donating items on our Amazon Christmas list. This list also contains our client's Christmas wish list. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2N94HQW4M66SN?ref_=wl_share

11/26/2019
We appreciate the support of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
11/26/2019

We appreciate the support of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be part of the host committee of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative Gala held by the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative (NOVA-HTI) last week.

NOVA-HTI exists to eradicate sex and labor trafficking in Northern Virginia. Friday night’s event is part of an effort to identify, recover, and restore those held captive to sex and labor trafficking in Northern Virginia.

The group heard from Susan Young, her eldest daughter was sold into sex trafficking in Northern Virginia at the age of 15. Ms. Young shared her experience in an effort to prevent this evil from affecting other families.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is and continues to be on the frontline in human/sex trafficking investigations in our region.

Understanding our proximity to Washington Dulles International Airport and the fact that human/sex trafficking of children is a $100-million industry in the DC Metropolitan area, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is part of, and works closely with the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

As human trafficking also involves street-based commercial sex, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to coordinate operations with the agency’s Tactical Enforcement Unit, the Community Resource Unit and our federal partners with the United States Department of State and agents from the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. These operations utilize Internet based sites often used to provide and solicit sexual services. All too often those involved in commercial sex are forced or coerced to provide these services.

Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman, a 23-year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), recognizes the trafficking of drugs by drug organizations, including criminal gangs, also often involves sex trafficking. To target these criminal enterprises, Loudoun detectives are involved in the DEA’s Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force.

The LCSO also works closely with Loudoun County Public Schools (Guidance Counselors and School Resource Officers), Loudoun County Family Services and the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office works closely with our local, regional and federal partners to combat these horrific crimes.

Thank you to our sponsors, donors, dedicated volunteers, guests, and staff who made the Gala so successful. NOVA-HTI cou...
11/26/2019

Thank you to our sponsors, donors, dedicated volunteers, guests, and staff who made the Gala so successful. NOVA-HTI could not do what we do if it wasn't for your continued support.

"One thing I have learned over the years is that, to truly see an end to human trafficking and properly serve those impa...
11/22/2019
Cyber Risk Advisory Firm Affirms Corporate Values with Support of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative

"One thing I have learned over the years is that, to truly see an end to human trafficking and properly serve those impacted within our own communities, it must be a collaborative effort," said NOVA-HTI Executive Director Kay Duffield. "No one person or organization can combat this underground criminal industry on its own, which is why we are so grateful for partnerships—such as the one we have with Nehemiah Security. We are stronger together and can bring lasting change for generations to come."

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cyber-risk-advisory-firm-affirms-corporate-values-with-support-of-the-northern-virginia-human-trafficking-initiative-300960083.html?tc=eml_cleartime

/PRNewswire/ -- Nehemiah Security, the industry leader in automated cyber risk quantification, today announced planned fundraising support of the Northern...

Not all traffickers are men. The victims of the child sex trafficking said they met the woman when she was a worker at M...
11/20/2019
Woman accused of sex trafficking girls she was supposed to be protecting

Not all traffickers are men.

The victims of the child sex trafficking said they met the woman when she was a worker at Milwaukee Academy who was supposed to be protecting them, but police said she ended up forcing them into prostitution in several states.

Together we can provide services to those impacted by this criminal industry. https://www.novahti.com/ambassador-program

https://www.abc57.com/news/woman-accused-of-sex-trafficking-girls-she-was-supposed-to-be-protecting

A woman entrusted with helping at-risk girls is now accused of sex trafficking them.

11/19/2019
Former NBA player Jim Farmer was arrested as part of a sting operation in Tennessee and is now facing a human traffickin...
11/14/2019
Report: Ex-NBA first round pick Jim Farmer arrested, charged with human trafficking in Tennessee

Former NBA player Jim Farmer was arrested as part of a sting operation in Tennessee and is now facing a human trafficking charge in the state, according to the Tennessean.

https://sports.yahoo.com/nba-first-round-draft-pick-alabama-crimson-tide-jim-farmer-sting-operation-sex-human-trafficking-charge-tennessee-224458140.html

Let's work together to end human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

https://www.novahti.com/ambassador-program

Jim Farmer, who spent six seasons in the NBA after being selected No. 20 overall in 1987, was arrested in a sting operation in Tennessee last week.

As a Christian organization, NOVA-HTI believes the Church is called to the frontlines in fighting human trafficking in o...
11/13/2019

As a Christian organization, NOVA-HTI believes the Church is called to the frontlines in fighting human trafficking in our own communities. If you are a church leader, contact us to discuss how we can partner together to eradicate this horrendous crime and restore those impacted. [email protected]

"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners." - Isaiah 61:1

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Your, and other, organizations are doing a great job getting the word out and educating us about how to identify human trafficking and where to reach out for help. QUESTION: what is being done to remove the "market" for the these children who are slaves to the sex trade? This is taking place in our communities, as you point out in the programs you present. To me, that means there are people we see about town (perhaps men we know) who keep this "business" going by patronizing it. I have not heard about the law pursuing those who pay for the use of someone for sex. Is it against the law to procure sex? (at all) or with a minor? Thanks for any info you can give on this.
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As a remote employee, one of my daily distractions is having soaps in the background for an hour break. I find it interesting that The Young and the Restless is currently addressing human sex trafficking as one of its story lines. Great awareness participation by the network.
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Free issue on Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery (Ed, Siddharth Kara): http://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/issue/view/63
Celebrating the 6th anniversary of what became NoVA HTI. Shown below is the team commissioned by the Loudoun Pastors Consortium (LPC) who issued recommendations on 'gaps' that churches were uniquely positioned to fill.
Great talk at Reston Bible Church about the prevalence of human trafficking in the Northern Virginia area, and things we all can do to combat this terrible problem victimizing so many people.