Human trafficking can happen anywhere. While there is no single profile of a trafficking victim, some of the most highly vulnerable populations include undocumented workers, runaway and homeless youth, individuals with substance abuse or addiction issues, and low-income individuals.
The United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking brings survivors and government agency representatives together to evaluate current policies and procedures and to recommend new strategies in the fight against human trafficking.
- Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country Conference
- January 28–30, 2020 | Tucson, AZ
- Effective Strategies to Investigate & Prosecute Labor Trafficking in the United States
- February 5–7, 2020 | San Antonio, TX
Publications and Resources
- Faces of Human Trafficking
- Developed by OVC, the Faces of Human Trafficking video series and resource guide raise awareness of the seriousness of human trafficking, the many forms it takes, and the important role that everyone can play in identifying and serving victims.
- Overview of Human Trafficking and NIJ's Role
- This article highlights NIJ's commitment to assisting with the detection and prosecution of human traffickers through the funding of rigorous research.
- President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
- A cabinet-level entity created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, this task force consists of 19 agencies across the federal government responsible for coordinating U.S. government-wide efforts to combat trafficking in persons.