Establishing Community Partnerships for Your Anti-Human Trafficking Response

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Partnering with hotels, airports, and churches can offer opportunities for anti-human trafficking task forces to identify and provide help for human trafficking victims, while fostering community engagement.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) hosted a 90-minute webinar with ICF and the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition’s Airport Initiative. This webinar, supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, offers participants a roadmap for how to engage these community partners, the different roles they can play, and how to ensure a consistent response in your community by partnering with them.

This webinar is a part of IACP/OVC’s Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Human Trafficking Task Force Training Catalog.

After this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the value of community partners;
  • Describe the two types of community partners;
  • List two “asks” of community partners; and
  • Initiate or build robust community partnerships.


  • Becky Pacini: Director of Strategic Initiatives, Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition’s Airport Initiative
  • Betty Ann Hagenau: Executive Director, Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition’s Airport Initiative
  • Edith Klimoski: Consultant, Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition’s Airport Initiative
  • Erin Albright: Co-Director of Project Roadmap, ICF

For more information, contact IACP’s Anti-Human Trafficking Team at

This webinar was produced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police under

Cooperative Agreement #2020-VT-BX-K002, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Becky Pacini

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition's Airport Initiative

Becky is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC) and has spent her career working in both the corporate and non-profit sectors in project management and marketing. She is passionate about creating processes to improve social benefit enterprises and has long been drawn to mission-based businesses making a positive impact in the world.

Becky holds a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, where she was an All-American pitcher on the softball team.

Betty Ann Hagenau

Executive Director

Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition's Airport Initiative

Betty Ann is an anti-trafficking thought leader who is known for her collaborative work with over 150 anti-trafficking organizations and government agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world. She is the Executive Director and founder of Airport Initiative and the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC). Betty Ann spent 18 months interviewing former human traffickers in San Quentin Prison to better understand their lucrative business practices and to inform the development of BAATC’s current strategies and programs.

Betty Ann earned a master’s degree from Stanford University in International Policy Studies and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon in International Studies and Journalism.

Edith Klimoski


Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition's Airport Initiative

Edith is a consultant to Airport Initiative’s human trafficking identification training for airport employees. Edith has been the director of Give Way to Freedom since 2009. She has organized trainings on human trafficking throughout the United States to a wide variety of professionals including healthcare workers, social workers, service providers, law enforcement, lawyers, drug treatment counselors, students, and educators. Edith is co-chair of the Vermont Human Trafficking Training & Outreach Committee, member of the Vermont Labor Trafficking Committee, and a Steering Committee Member of the Freedom Network.

Edith earned a Bachelor of Art in Biology with a concentration in Women's Studies from the College of the Holy Cross, and a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay.

Erin Albright

Co-Director of Project Roadmap


Erin Albright, JD, has over 14 years of experience in the anti-trafficking and specializes in building organizational capacity and multidisciplinary collaboration through leadership, training, and consultation with service providers, law enforcement, task forces, and law makers. She is the co-Director of Project Roadmap, a federally funded program that provides technical assistance to DOJ funded human trafficking Task Forces. In 2016 Ms. Albright was awarded a three-year Visiting Fellowship with the US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime where she focused on improving victim-centered response strategies, developing capacity building tools and trainings for labor trafficking, and building multidisciplinary collaboration to respond to human trafficking. Her previous experience includes positions as the Director of the New Hampshire Human Trafficking Collaborative Task Force, Regional Program Director for the private operating foundation Give Way to Freedom, and Data and Outreach Specialist for the Boston Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit. She has served as the co-chair of the Freedom Network’s Policy Committee, and co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Human Trafficking Committee. She is a graduate of Mary Washington College, and Boston College Law School, and a member of the Massachusetts Bar. In 2016 she received a Commendation from (former) New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, and formal recognition by ICE/HSI and Senators Jean Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte for her work on behalf of survivors and with the NH Collaborative Task Force.


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Open to view video.  |   Closed captions available  |  88 minutes