NTSA Public Reports & Presentations

2021 NTSA Annual Report

April 2022

2021 was a historic year for the field of anti-trafficking and for NTSA! This year marked a record number of referrals facilitated by our team, enhanced membership resources, and the official launch of our Accreditation! In light of all this, we want to share some of what we learned about survivors, those helping survivors find housing, and residential programs across the U.S. This report shares what we’ve accomplished together so far, a summary of the data we’ve collected to improve services, and a look at what is to come in 2022.

Read the full report here.

National Landscape Report

April 2022

On April 28th, the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance hosted a forum with partners and leaders across the field of anti-trafficking and exploitation. NTSA recognizes that not all industries were represented at the discussion strictly due to the time constraints. The intent of the roundtable was to discuss the landscape of human trafficking in 2021, as well as what to expect in 2022. The following report includes anecdotal and analytical information provided by each expert.

Read the full report here.

TIRA App Partnership with BridgeHope

May 2022

Survivor activist Jessa Dillow Crisp is stepping down from her nonprofit BridgeHope and the board is dissolving the organization. In the spirit of collaboration and empowerment, Crisp, along with her board, has decided to endow aspects of BridgeHope’s program to relevant organizations across the country. One exciting example of this is her gifting of their referral app prototype, and all relevant data they have gathered for that app, to the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance (NTSA).

This endowment is particularly timely as NTSA announces the first phase release of a referral system app called TIRA® or Trafficking Interruption Resource Agent…

Read the full press release here.

Submission to the 2022 Trafficking In Persons Report

February 2022

NTSA conducted a national survey of service providers to answer Protection Questions 16, 17, and 18 from the U.S. Department of State’s Request for Information for the 2022 TIP Report. Through our survey and submission, we identified both critical findings regarding the overall state of survivor service provision within our country and areas for improvement within the anti-trafficking field.

We are so grateful and honored to have the opportunity to represent the voices of service providers across this country through this submission. We would like to thank all 70 organizations that participated in this survey, as well as the various networks and partners that shared the survey!

Watch the full webinar here.

Access our full submission here.

“Need to Knows” About Sending a Referral Through ARS

September 2021

The Alliance Referral System (ARS) connects survivors with residential services all across the country efficiently and with dignity. Our referral system is open to anyone so if you need to send a referral, have questions, or just want to learn more about ARS, then this is the webinar for you! This training will provide special insight on:

  • Who can make a referral
  • Helpful tips for filling out the form
  • Why certain information is important to include
  • What to expect when speaking with service providers about placement

Watch the full webinar here.

Access the PowerPoint from the webinar here.

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“Need to Knows” About Being an ARS Receiving Agency

May 2021

The Alliance Referral System (ARS) connects survivors with residential services all across the country, but what should you expect when receiving one of our referrals? This training will provide special insight for receiving agencies to better understand the survivor and survivor advocate experience when going through the referral process. We’ll also discuss how we, as the service-provider community, can work together to better serve survivors as they seek out and begin a residential program.

Watch the full webinar here.

Access the PowerPoint from the webinar here.

2020 ARS Year-End Report

March 2021

Created over two years ago, the Alliance Referral System (ARS) works to meet this goal by providing a simplified method for survivor advocates and front-line responders to connect survivors to shelter programs that meet their needs.

2020 was a historic year for the field of anti-trafficking, residential services, and the ARS Program. In light of the record number of referrals facilitated by our team this year, we want to share some of what we learned about survivors, those helping survivors find housing, and residential programs. This report
shares how ARS works, a summary of the data we’ve collected from referrals, and a look at what is to come in 2021.

Read the full report here.

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2021 Vision for NTSA

March 2021

On March 11th, NTSA hosted a virtual round table presentation! A lot has happened since we launched, so we want to provide you with a few powerful stories about how our programs are supporting organizations serving survivors of trafficking and exploitation. NTSA staff were excited to share with you: how we have reached 500 referrals through ARS, the launch of our Accreditation program, a sneak peek of Sheltered Conference 2021!

If you missed it, you can watch the full presentation here.

Contributions to the 2021 Trafficking In Persons Report

February 2021

The National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance in partnership with Thistle Farms joined together to highlight the impact of agencies serving survivors of trafficking and exploitation through the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings* were then submitted for the 2021 Trafficking In Persons Report. It is because of these agencies, and so many others, that survivors were able to seek and receive services throughout the country despite the continued implications of COVID-19.

Read the full report here.

Landscape of Human Trafficking

January 2021

On December 9, 2020 NTSA hosted a roundtable discussion with partners and leaders in the field of anti-trafficking and exploitation. NTSA recognizes that not all industries were represented at the discussion strictly due to the time constraints. The intent of the roundtable was to discuss the landscape of human trafficking in 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as what to expect in 2021.

Read the full report here.