The Regional Interdisciplinary Collaborative Working to Disrupt Human Trafficking (the “RIC”), is a collaboration of stakeholders from the National, Regional, State and Local levels working together to end human trafficking, support survivors of trafficking and raise awareness of human trafficking. The RIC Members’ goal is to remove barriers, increase awareness across multiple disciplinarians including education, law enforcement, first responders, the medical community, faith-based communities, statewide organizations and through the Federal Government.
The RIC was formed as a planning committee to organize the Inaugural Regional Human Trafficking Summit (the “Summit”) for advocates working to end human trafficking in the U.S. Department of Human Services’ Region 3 which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Summit was held in February, 2021 virtually for advocates in the Region to learn from each other about best practices, barriers shared across state lines, legislation being enacted, medical guidelines being implemented as well as procedures being put in place to address human trafficking on the front lines of law enforcement and first responders.
During the process of planning the Summit, the planning committee realized that the sharing of ideas throughout the Region and on a national basis was so unique that it had to become a permanent group and expand to include as many advocates and survivors to create a long-lasting impact on human trafficking. Thus, the RIC was formed and is a 501c3. The RIC plans to provide informational Webinars as well as work throughout the Region to bring awareness and education to the community level.
Please be sure to visit the Events Page on this website for Webinars and upcoming events.