Framework aids service providers and their community partners to identify and provide transformative services to survivors of labor trafficking. We are dedicated to the creation of tailored, engaging, and user-friendly training and technical assistance and resources. Our project is guided by human rights values and a belief that no form of human trafficking has a place in our world. We work with survivors and other experts to comprehensively understand the issue of labor trafficking—from root causes to best practices in promoting justice and healing—and equip the field with the tools necessary to create meaningful change for victims and survivors.
MEET THE FRAMEWORK TEAM
Jason Crislip, Director of Training and Instructional Design
Jason is an experienced educator, trainer, and program manager who has worked in the humanitarian field since 2000. Since 2015 he has overseen several training and technical assistance programs including CORE and Switchboard. Prior to returning to the U.S. in 2015, Jason worked abroad for 15 years at the Resettlement Support Center for East Asia, the Overseas Processing Entity in West Africa, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana. He holds a degree in Education from the University of Akron, Ohio1
Megan Mahoney, Deputy Director
Prior to joining the IRC as Framework’s Deputy Director in 2020, Megan directed the anti-trafficking efforts at Chicago-based Heartland Alliance. In that role, she ensured the quality provision of human-rights-based services to survivors of labor and sex trafficking and their families, and provided leadership in the administration of the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP). Earlier in her career, Megan provided individual counseling and case management to survivors of trafficking, torture, and domestic violence. She is an advocate for interventions that are collaborative, survivor-informed, and grounded in survivor empowerment, and for strong systems that work together to protect vulnerable individuals and families. Megan completed her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in International Social Welfare and Services to Immigrants and Refugees at Columbia University, and earned her B.A. in Spanish and Latin American & Caribbean Studies at Indiana University.
Dr. Regina Bernadin, Technical Advisor
Regina is the Technical Advisor for Anti-trafficking Programs at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). She has held various roles at the IRC, including serving as the Deputy Director of the Miami office. Regina has experience managing projects related to unaccompanied migrant children, family strengthening, and anti-trafficking with the IRC and the Florida Department of Children and Families. Regina consults for the Office for Victims of Crime and the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center and also conducts national and international trainings in English and Spanish on victim identification, service provision, collaboration, and the implementation of anti-trafficking initiatives. She has a B.A. in International Studies and Criminology and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami, is certified in Non-Profit Management and holds a Ph.D in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University. She is a published author and the recipient of the Sarlo Distinguished Humanitarian Award and the Janita Lee Award for Victim Advocate Professional of the Year.
Charlee Borg, Program Officer
Charlee believes the mission of technical assistance is to help providers and agencies build on their existing skills by delivering responsive and reliable assistance based on proven instruction methods and emerging best practices in the direct service fields. With her extensive experience in designing, implementing, and managing national and international anti-trafficking programs across sectors, Charlee weaves first-hand knowledge from over 10 years serving survivors of human trafficking to create engaging and relevant training materials. Prior to Framework, Charlee built agency, regional, and state anti-trafficking capacity across the U.S. while consulting as a cross-cultural trauma and crisis response specialist. She has aided human trafficking survivors in a variety of ways, including: creating exit plans with survivors, responding during recovery with police, through emergency and transitional housing, case management, crisis intervention, long-term therapy, and providing support for survivors working within the anti-trafficking field. Charlee received her M.A. in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver with a certificate in Program Development and Evaluation.
THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, the IRC’s dedicated teams provide culturally and linguistically appropriate resettlement assistance and advocacy for refugees of all ages, as well as an array of supportive programs for people from refugee and immigrant communities.
In the U.S., the IRC’s comprehensive anti-trafficking programs provide survivors with trauma-informed support and access to the resources they need—including:
- Economic assistance
- Job counseling and skills training
- Health and dental care
- Mental health counseling
- Legal and immigration assistance