Strategic Prevention Plan
The Valley Against Sex Trafficking is a grassroots coalition of professionals and community members dedicated to eliminating human sex trafficking in the Lehigh Valley through prevention efforts in awareness, action, and aftercare.
The coalition is organized around a strategic plan of prevention that lays out three approaches to eliminating human trafficking. The three approaches are: awareness, aftercare, and action. Each approach outlines goals to accomplish the mission and vision. Our impact is measured by the degree of accomplishment in each goal.
Goal 1: Educate the public, service providers, groups and organizations about HST
Goal 2: Train the public on the connection between HST, demand for commercial sex, and trauma related to trafficking
Goal 3: Provide resources and social support for the public to plan trafficking awareness & education opportunities
Goal 1: Reduce the commercial sex demand in our local sex industry
Goal 2: Participate in trafficking response protocol by providing stabilization and support resources for victims
Goal 3: Develop a coordinated, inter-agency service system for trafficking victims through coalition initiative
Goal 4: Challenge standards of practice in our communities through legislative and community advocacy related to care of trafficking victims and systems of society that fuel trafficking
Goal 1: Empower individuals who are vulnerable to trafficking victimization or re-victimization
Goal 2: Serve victims by providing holistic wellness, community connectedness, and resource referral to re-integrate into the broader community
Goal 3: Conduct outreach through street, prison, and community engagement of individuals who are victims or vulnerable to trafficking victimization