PEOST Institute Registration

Futures Without Violence, in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, is pleased to offer a two-day hands-on training experience focused on improving workforce development and educational opportunities for survivors of human trafficking. 

Dates of PEOST Institute: April 16-17, 2019
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

This institute is pending DOJ approval. Please do not make any travel arrangements until notified. 

PEOST Institute Learning Objectives
As a result of this Institute, participants will better be able to:
  • Build multi-disciplinary partnerships among workforce development, employment services agencies, and/or educational institutions and victim service providers in order to expand and improve employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking.
  • Recognize challenges faced by survivors of trafficking in accessing and retaining quality job opportunities, and identify solutions to address those challenges.
  • Provide opportunities for survivors of human trafficking to develop immediate as well as aspirational career goals.
  • Incorporate knowledge about trauma and potential avenues for healing into the policies and practices of agencies and organizations providing employment and educational services to survivors of trafficking.
Who May Attend?

Attendance is limited. Teams should consist of  any combination of OVC grantees, victim service providers, educational and vocational service providers, workforce development agency personnel, employment service providers, and other relevant community stakeholders. Participants must attend all workshop sessions. The workshop begins Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00 a.m. and concludes Wednesday, April 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Participants are strongly encouraged to register in teams of 3 to 5 to maximize the benefits of the Institute. Teams interested in participating will need to submit an application for this training, with each individual applying separately and noting other team members in the space provided. Each team member must fill out an application in order to share personal contact information and access needs.

Costs and Additional Information:
There is no registration fee to participate in this Institute. However participants are responsible for making and paying for their own travel/lodging arrangements to and from Minneapolis, MN. Rooms will be available at the federal per diem rate of $151++ in a room block once the training has been confirmed.

Teams will be required to participate in or view two pre-Institute webinars. Information on the webinars will be shared once applications are processed. 

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* 1. Please give a brief description of your current level of engagement with survivors of trafficking who seek employment, educational, or vocational services.

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* 2. Please share information on the history of your partnership or team. Is it an existing or newly-formed one? What organizations are represented in the partnership? What services do you currently provide?

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* 3. Why is your team interested in attending the PEOST Institute? Please be specific, including what your team hopes to gain from this training as it pertains to improving employment outcomes for survivors of trafficking.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2017-VT-BX-K001, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.