PEOST Institute Registration

Futures Without Violence, through a grant from, and in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is pleased to offer a two-day interactive training experience focused on building effective collaborations between and among victim service providers, workforce development programs, and educational institutions to improve employment opportunities and economic outcomes for survivors of human trafficking.

As a result of this institute, participants will better be able to:
  • Build multi-disciplinary partnerships between and among workforce development programs, victim service providers, and educational services providers in order to expand and improve employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking.
  • Recognize challenges faced by survivors of trafficking to accessing and retaining quality job opportunities, and develop promising practices to address those challenges.
  • Create opportunities for survivors of human trafficking to explore and define their immediate employment needs as well as aspirational career goals.
  • Incorporate knowledge about trauma and potential avenues for healing into workforce development approaches and strategies.
Dates of PEOST Institute: November 6-7, 2019
Baltimore, MD
Application Deadline:
October 1, 2019

***This institute is pending DOJ approval. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you are contacted by FUTURES and receive authorization to do so.*** 

Who May Attend?

Participants must register in teams of 3-5 members representing victim service, workforce development, and other relevant community stakeholders. Teams MUST include at least one victim service provider and one workforce development service provider (such as an educational institution or program, job training or apprenticeship program, worker center, or an employer). Priority will be given to OVC human trafficking grantees.

Teams should identify a lead applicant to submit this application for the team as a whole.

All participants must agree to attend all workshop sessions as a condition of acceptance. The workshop begins Wednesday, November 6 at 9:00 a.m. and concludes Thursday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m.

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 Baltimore, MD. Rooms will be available at the federal per diem rate of $157++ in a room block once the training has been confirmed.

OVC grantees should request approval to use training and technical assistance funds to participate. Travel scholarships are available for additional team members based on need and availability.
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.