Rafael Bautista is an Expert Consultant for OVCTTAC, the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center and NHTTAC, National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center. His expertise and real life experiences have helped different organizations in creating marketing products, training programs, strategies, videos, and posters for human trafficking awareness. As an active member of the National Survivor Network, Mr. Bautista has testified in support of bills that provide better services for survivors of human trafficking. He assisted Humanity United on the development of Pathways to Freedom; the Department of Homeland Security with their Blue Campaign – the Department’s human trafficking awareness and education programs; and the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force.
Graduated from the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy at the NHTTAC, Mr. Bautista has participated in various panels and plenary sessions across the country, for example Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, Los Angeles, CA, Reno, NV, Chicago, IL and in his local area, Sacramento, CA. As an instructor, Mr. Bautista participated in the event, “Handling Human Trafficking Cases” with the Judicial Council of California and also, instructed at the South Carolina Victim Assistance Advance Academy. As a local community leader at the Sacramento Rescue and Restore Coalition, Mr. Bautista has shared his skills and expertise with his fellow advocates and his fellow survivors, believing that any and all survivors can be restored and reintegrated into society in a positive way, with the proper support.