Jane Thorson Joins The Salvation Army as SAFE-T Director
The Salvation Army is pleased to welcome Jane Thorson of Omaha as Director of SAFE-T (The Salvation Army’s Fight to End Trafficking) and Coordinator of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force (NHTTF).
Thorson has more than 14 years of experience in program management and development. For the last six years, she has worked in a number of capacities in Dubai, Afghanistan and the United States, including as a consultant, psychosocial advisor, operations and programming manager, and education and technical advisor for Hagar International, a global nonprofit organization committed to supporting survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking.
Prior to her employment at Hagar International, Thorson earned a Master’s Degree in International Educational Development from Boston University and worked as a Spanish/English Language Learner teacher for Millard Public Schools.
“I am thrilled to welcome Jane Thorson to The Salvation Army,” said Linda Burkle, Social Services Director for The Salvation Army Western Division. “Jane’s extensive experience in anti-human trafficking both overseas and here in the United States makes her uniquely qualified to fulfill the dual roles of this position. Her specialized knowledge, diverse competencies, leadership experience and passion for trafficked persons will greatly enhance the work of the SAFE-T program."
Together with the Nebraska Attorney General, The Salvation Army leads the NHTTF. The purpose of the task force is to investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases, as well as provide case management for survivors of trafficking. The SAFE-T program collaborates with multiple agencies across the state to coordinate comprehensive services for trafficked persons.