To bring together a community of survivors of human trafficking by creating a platform for survivor-led advocacy, peer-to-peer mentorship, and empowerment that embraces all survivors, regardless of gender, age, nationality or type of trafficking experience.

About the National Survivor Network (NSN)

The National Survivor Network (NSN) is a Survivor Leadership Program of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST). In February 2011, CAST launched the NSN in an effort to foster connections between survivors of diverse forms of human trafficking and to build a national anti-trafficking movement in which survivors are at the forefront and recognized as leaders. Members of the NSN include survivors with various backgrounds and origins spanning 24 countries, including Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippine, Republic of Dominican, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States. Active members currently reside in over 38 states including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. The NSN’s diverse membership makes it uniquely representative of the myriad of situations experienced by survivors of human trafficking. By connecting survivors across the country, the NSN supports and encourages survivors to realize and develop confidence in their own leadership qualities and for others to learn to value their insight not just as survivors but as experts in the field.  Click here to read about some of the highlights of the work of the NSN in 2017.

Leadership Team


Survivor Leadership Program Coordinator

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)

Jess Torres

Survivor Coordinator

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)


Policy Advocacy Chair

Shanna Parker

Public Relations/Communication Chair

CEO of Angel Go To Work and Published Author

Deborah Pembrook

Speakers Bureau/Consultant Certification Chair

Chair of the Coalition To End Human Trafficking in Santa Cruz and Monterey and Outreach Advocate at Monterey County Rape Crisis Center

Vishal Dasa

Membership Chair

Survivor Advocate

Help Support Us

The National Survivor Network is supported by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking. Please consider a donation to the National Survivor Network. Please indicate in the note line that the donation is for the National Survivor Network.