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January 22, 2013—Join an Online Discussion
Providing Services to Runaway Youth and Victims of Human Trafficking

On January 22, 2013, at 12 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will present a Web Forum discussion with Fiona Mason and Danny Stewart on best practices for providing services to runaway youth and victims of human trafficking. Ms. Mason is the Supervising Social Worker for Safe Horizon's Anti-Trafficking Program, where she oversees the client services program. She also serves as the Regional Coordinator for the Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium. Ms. Mason has worked in the social services field for 10 years. Prior to joining Safe Horizon, she worked with the homeless population on the streets of New York, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. Ms. Mason is a member of the Freedom Network (USA) and the New York Anti-Trafficking Network.
Mr. Stewart is the Director of Operations for Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project, which provides services to homeless and street-involved youth and young adults. His duties include providing administrative oversight of federal, state, city, and foundation grants for drop-in center programs for homeless youth. Mr. Stewart also is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing quality assurance and improvement activities; managing all evaluation projects; and facilitating monthly committee meetings.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now at to submit questions for Ms. Mason and Mr. Stewart and return on January 22 at 12 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to for instructions on how to participate.

OVC's Web Forum allows participants to tap into a national network of people with various backgrounds who all face similar challenges and experiences. It is the perfect place for crime victim service providers and allied professionals to gain peer insight and support related to best practices in victim services. Please be reminded that the Web Forum is a public domain and personal or case information should not be shared.
OVC shares your mission and has a wide range of resources to help you accomplish it. Visit the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) online at to register for services or to find out more.

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