Summit Facilitator Announcement: CHRIS CROFT
We are delighted to announce Chris Croft as a conversation facilitator for the 2021 NC Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Summit!
Chris Croft is the Prevention Education Program Manager for the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA), providing training and technical assistance to rape crisis centers, dual domestic violence agencies, and human trafficking programs across the state. Chris moved into this position after serving for a time as NCCASA’s Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist. Before coming to NCCASA, Chris worked in sexual violence prevention and crisis response for a decade, answering hotlines, leading support groups, and providing hospital and legal accompaniment for survivors. Croft’s current work brings together lived experience, years of direct service and community-based consent and prevention education work, and graduate study in social justice, human rights, and gender theory. Croft authored NCCASA’s “Human Trafficking Prevention Toolkit” and co-authored NCCASA’s “Emergent Space,” the NC Human Trafficking Commission’s “Standards of Service for Survivors of Human Trafficking,” and “Expanding Our Reach” – NCCASA’s manual for rape crisis centers to improve services to survivors of trafficking. A member of the Teach2Reach team, creating a sex trafficking prevention curriculum aligned with North Carolina’s health education standards, Croft has been trained on human trafficking and health through Futures Without Violence’s Project Catalyst and HEAL Trafficking’s inaugural training of trainers. They are a member of the Freedom Network USA, the National Survivor Network, and the HEAL Trafficking Speaker’s Bureau.
Chris will be facilitating the conversation, “Building a Bridge for Gender Justice: A Conversation Beyond the Binary.”