Sherri Harris will be joining the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Anti-Trafficking in Person Program as a Program Specialist in 2015. Before relocating to Washington DC, Sherri was the Program Director of the Network for Emergency Trafficking Services (NETS-OC) at The Salvation Army in Orange County, Ca. Sherri was part of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) where she was a founding member. Prior to joining The Salvation Army, Sherri worked in East Africa: one year processing refugees for US refugee resettlement based out of Nairobi Kenya and one year as an Aftercare Fellow with the International Justice Mission in Kampala Uganda. Before serving in East Africa, Sherri worked at The Cambodian Family with the Partnership for Trafficking Victim Services building the capacity to serve foreign born trafficking victims in Orange County. She has a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis in International Public Health from Loma Linda University and a M. Ed. from Azusa Pacific University.
Since 2003, Sherri has worked with foreign born women and men who have been freed from forced sexual exploitation and forced labor who were rebuilding their lives in Orange County. As part of the OCHTTF, Sherri worked with other professionals to identify and care for victims of trafficking hidden in Orange County, Ca and to build a network of social service providers, legal entities, ethnic community groups and faith based groups who were willing to care for victims and prevent trafficking from happening in their own community. Sherri is a regular speaker on the subject of modern day slavery and provides technical assistance to organizations who would like to integrate survivors of human trafficking into their social service system. Sherri also enjoys working with the faith based community in identifying how they can effectively work within the anti-trafficking movement. She enjoys international travel and has been to over 28 countries.