Ashley is the Practice Lead on Human Trafficking for ICF, where she leads strategic planning, business development and corporate oversight to support ICF’s domestic and international response to human trafficking. With more than 20 years of experience in designing and delivering training, technical assistance, and direct service programs in the United States and with more than 30 countries, she partners with governments, health care and behavioral health systems, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to identify and respond to the complex needs of all trafficked individuals and address the root causes that make individuals, families, and communities at risk of trafficking.
As the founding Director of the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Trafficking in Persons, she built and delivers technical assistance and training to over 50,000 individuals annually. Ninety percent of recipients after receiving NHTTAC training report high or very confidence in their ability to identify and respond to human trafficking. Previously, Ms. Garrett served as the Human Trafficking Lead at the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center; the Human Trafficking Victim Assistance National Program Manager at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations; and the Regional Coordinator for the International Organization for Migration.