“Our collective voice as empowered National Survivor Network survivor members is very strong, too strong to be ignored. We stand together, creating positive change and increased opportunity for survivors, victims and advocates.” –Marti MacGibbon
The NSN aligns itself with the “United States Federal Definition of Human Trafficking” as defined in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). To read the full definition, please click here.
According to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), a “severe form of trafficking in persons” is defined as follows:
A “commercial sex act” is defined by the TVPA as “any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person.” Since the TVPA is the federal legislation which determines allocation of services for victims, it is with this definition that the NSN aligns its membership. However, the members of the NSN recognize that this definition, like any legislation, can be and is open to interpretation. Further, the NSN respects that other networks may have differing opinions and interpretations of this same legislation.
The National Survivor Network’s (NSN) Peer-to- Peer Mentoring Program matches new NSN members with peer mentors/survivor leaders to provide support for new members in further developing leadership skills.
Peer Mentors are experienced NSN members that apply to become mentors to newere NSN members. Peer Mentors go through an application process where after submitting an application form, they are screened and interviewed. Peer Mentors exhibit a commitment to their own leadership success and are knowledgeable about resources.