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Industry sector: Social Services


The goal of the Human Trafficking Ecosystem Working Group is to effect the transformation of global human trafficking response. 

Organizing Committee

Scott Warner

Jamie Stirling -

Jeremy Dzral -

Interested Participants

Karl Kneis

Paul Knowles - Human Colossus Foundation+

Steven Milstein

Philippe Page - Human Colossus Foundation



A number of questions/discussion points require exploration: 

  • how can ToIP tools and governance best serve victim advocacy and domestic violence groups?
  • how can ToIP principals and governance be used to enhance the prevention of human trafficking in such areas as recruitment of victims, domestic abuse, child abuse, sexual assault?
  • how can credentials be applied, who benefits?
  • what is the current state of human trafficking data collection, storage and unification?
  • can data become the new witness/evidence for prosecutors reducing the revictimization of victims?
  • can we use data to assist investigators in case prioritization? 
  • what does financial inclusion for for survivors look like?
  • how can we use data to create ROI measurements to attract investment to address these issues?
  • how can guardianship ID be applied to this issue? (Survivor advocacy is an "at will" relationship.)
  • how are civil liberties addressed? 
  • what events and data has standing in court?


  • Define and execute "To Small To Fail" deployment pilot.
  • Establish ToIP architecture, governance and best practices within the global public safety sector utilizing a focus on human trafficking response
  • Integrate the use of digital identity and credentials by human trafficking victims and survivors.
  • Develop data strategy. 
  • Deploy the Overlays Capture Architecture (OCA) data capture architecture to facilitate a standardized global solution for data capture, data language unification.
  • Use OCA to enhance human trafficking investigation, case prioritization and prosecution.
  • Define and deploy guardianship ID in the prevention of victim recruitment and survivor advocacy.
  • Integrate payment systems for use by victims and survivors.
  • Understand customer end user journey
  • Define customer success, measurement, KPIs
  • Define organizational success, measurement & KPIs
  • Determine goals and needs of participating organizations
  • Cost analysis of digital trust ecosystems
  • Various compliance analysis
  • End user privacy, safety, trust, and ethical behavior
  • End user acquisition and retention strategies
  • Organizational structure, protocols, and processes
  • Financial/capital structure and economic models (revenue, cost structure, fundraising)
  • Refine engineering and product development models
  • Partnerships (technology, marketing, channels)
  • Communications and public relations
  • Advocacy and regulatory environment
  • Existing or Competitive Alternatives
  • At what level is digital literacy in this space?
  • Guideline development
  • Define operational and procedural rules for VC issuance and verification
  • Regional Implementation prioritization.
  • Define best practices


  • Funding
    • Establish non-profit 501.c.3 fiscal sponsor - Completed. The Soteria Institute 
    • Build Website - Completed
    • Set-up donation payment systems - Completed
    • Set up social media for fund raising launch - In process
    • Set up GoFundMe account - Completed
    • Launch GoFundMe Campaign - March 2021
    • Lay groundwork for "Too Small to Fail" deployment pilots. Central Oregon - Cambodia - In process 
    • Secure payments partner for deployment pilots. - Completed
    • Execute Too Small to Fail deployment pilots.




Responding to Human Trafficking - Author: Alicia W. Peters Univ. of Pennsylvania

Responding to Human Trafficking


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