The Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition is a grassroots organization committed to changing how Idaho views and responds to human trafficking. Made up of a few dedicated community members and a network of organizations the Coalition is working hard to grow a support system to identify and help victims of trafficking.
The Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition began in the summer of 2017 with the goal of addressing the growing issue of trafficking in Idaho. Since then, it has grown substantially and has taken on the goal of opening Idaho’s first safe home for trafficking victims-Solace House. Solace House Outpatient will provide professional counselling services to individuals throughout the community who have been identified as potential or current victims of trafficking.
In addition to the opening of Solace House and Solace House Outpatient, a main focus of the Coalition is education and advocacy. Our staff and volunteers provide training on trafficking to local individuals and organizations. Advocating for victim rights and new laws that protect instead of prosecute victims is a key component of the Coalition's mission.
To learn the full story of the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition and what we are doing, watch the interview below with director Jennifer Zielinski.
In this interview, Jennifer Zielinski the director of the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition gives an overview of the work of the Coalition, delves in to the issue of trafficking in Idaho, and discuses the creation of Solace House, Idaho's first safe house for victims of trafficking.
1. Decisions concerning Idaho ATC activity design and content, and decisions related to the support of the Idaho ATC, will always be made in the best interests of those the coalition is partnering with and serving.
2. Idaho ATC content will always be evidence-based and free of inappropriate influence (i.e. emotional or manipulative).
3. Idaho ATC activities will be designed to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skill, and awareness of the community in the provision of the highest quality of professionalism.
4. Idaho ATC members are committed to the appropriate advancement and adoption of innovative strategies and outreach for combating trafficking in an effort to maintain credibility.
5. Idaho ATC members are committed to educating the public as to continue the cause of ending the silence surrounding human trafficking in Idaho.
6. Idaho ATC activities must fall within the mission and goals of the coalition to ensure independent performance and behavior, as the coalition recognizes that members have independent activities outside of the coalition.
7. Idaho ATC members agree to abide by HIPPA guidelines to maintain privacy and security of victims, survivors, and those involved in the treatment and support process.
8. Idaho ATC members agree to honor commitments and keep promises, including fulfilling one’s responsibilities of trust in professional relationships. Members will speak respectfully about other members and respect laws and authorities while working with state and federal agencies.