Special Feature: Human Trafficking - Victims and Service Providers

How to Report Trafficking

If you believe you are the victim of a trafficking situation or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline. This national, toll-free hotline has specialists available to answer calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year related to potential trafficking victims, suspicious behaviors, and/or locations where trafficking is suspected to occur. Report a tip or request services using the following means:

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

Multimedia

Blue Campaign Awareness Videos
Developed as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign, videos are available to help spread awareness of the signs and indicators of human trafficking.
Faces of Human Trafficking
Developed by the Office for Victims of Crime, the Faces of Human Trafficking video series and resource guide raises 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. Videos, discussion guides, fact sheets, and posters are available.
A Healing Journey for Alaska Natives
This educational series, produced by the Office for Victims of Crime and the Office on Violence Against Women, is designed for federal, state, local, and tribal victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, and others who work with Alaska Native victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

Publications

United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Annual Report 2017
United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, January 2018
Human Trafficking: Investigations in Indian Country or Involving Native Americans and Actions Needed to Better Report on Victims Served
U.S. Government Accountability Office, September 2017
TIMS Snapshot Report, July 2015–June 2016: Comprehensive Services for All Victims of Human Trafficking Program
Office for Victims of Crime, September 2017
TIMS Snapshot Report, July 2015–June 2016: Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Program
Office for Victims of Crime, September 2017
TIMS Snapshot Report, July 2015–June 2016: Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
Office for Victims of Crime, September 2017
TIMS Snapshot Report, July 2015–June 2016: Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Program
Office for Victims of Crime, September 2017
Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States: Fiscal Year 2016 Status Report
Office for Victims of Crime, August 2017
The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
Office for Victims of Crime, April 2017
National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking
U.S. Department of Justice, January 2017
Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States: Fiscal Year 2015 Status Report
Office for Victims of Crime, November 2016
United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Annual Report 2016
U.S. Department of State, October 2016
Evaluating Services for Young Victims of Human Trafficking
National Institute of Justice, September 2016
How Does Labor Trafficking Occur in U.S. Communities and What Becomes of the Victims?
National Institute of Justice, September 2016
A Screening Tool for Identifying Trafficking Victims
National Institute of Justice, September 2016
Stabilizing Foreign-Born Adult Survivors of Human Trafficking in the U.S.
National Institute of Justice, September 2016
Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, August 2016
Information for Victims of Human Trafficking
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, August 2016
After Rescue: Evaluation of Strategies to Stabilize and Integrate Adult Survivors of Human Trafficking to the United States
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2016
The National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction: A Report to Congress
U.S. Department of Justice, April 2016
Office for Victims of Crime Snapshot Report: Data Summary From OVC’s Trafficking Information Management System (TIMS), January 1 through December 31, 2012
Office for Victims of Crime, March 2016
Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States: Fiscal Years 2013-2014 Status Report
Office for Victims of Crime, July 2015
Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide: Strengthening Collaborative Responses
Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office for Victims of Crime, October 2014
Evaluation of Services for Domestic Minor Victims of Human Trafficking
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2014
Improving Human Trafficking Victim Identification-Validation and Dissemination of a Screening Tool
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2014
Screening for Human Trafficking: Guidelines for Administering the Trafficking Victim Identification Tool (TVIT)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2014
Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017
Office for Victims of Crime, January 2014
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Health Care Sector
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2014
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for Providers of Victim and Support Services
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2014
National Survey of Residential Programs for Victims of Sex Trafficking
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, October 2013
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, September 2013
Continued Presence: Temporary Immigration Status for Victims of Human Trafficking
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, June 2013
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Human Trafficking
Office for Victims of Crime, September 2012
Victim Assistance Fact Sheet
Administration for Children & Families, United States Department of Health & Human Services, August 2012
Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance
Office for Victims of Crime, May 2012
Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Resource Guide for Social Service Providers
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, May 2012
Existe Ayuda: Help Exists Toolkit
Office for Victims of Crime, 2011
Finding Victims of Human Trafficking
National Institute of Justice, September 2008
Victims No Longer: Research on Child Survivors of Trafficking for Sexual and Labor Exploitation in the United States, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2008
For additional resources on this topic, see the Trafficking in Persons section of our site and conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

Related Resources

American Bar Association: Survivor Reentry Project
With support from the Office for Victims of Crime, this project provides national training and technical assistance for attorneys working with survivors of human trafficking who have been convicted of a crime as a result of their victimization.
National Conference of State Legislatures: Human Trafficking Overview
This Office for Victims of Crime-funded resource provides information about state laws to combat human trafficking and assist trafficking survivors. The site provides information on legislation that:
  • criminalizes trafficking crimes,
  • provides survivor protections in court,
  • provides services to survivors,
  • increases cooperation and coordination between agencies, and
  • seeks to prevent human trafficking.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
OVC was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to State victim assistance and compensation programs; the lifeline services that help victims heal. The agency supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Human Trafficking
The OVC Human Trafficking site highlights news, resources, and more related to human trafficking and the efforts of OVC and other agencies to prevent incidents of trafficking and to support services to victims of human trafficking.
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
The mission of OVC TTAC is to bridge the gap among knowledge, experience, and victim assistance practice to help the still-evolving victim assistance field successfully meet the challenges of an increasingly complex service delivery environment. OVC TTAC offers both online and onsite training and technical assistance opportunities.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Human Trafficking – Services for Survivors
This section of the OJJDP website provides information about labor and sex trafficking of persons and presents resources to help victims.
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
OVW provides national and international leadership on legal and policy issues regarding violence against women, including trafficking in persons and worker exploitation.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes
USCIS helps protect victims of human trafficking and other crimes by providing immigration relief.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
ORR helps refugees and other special populations (such as adult victims of severe forms of trafficking) obtain economic and social self-sufficiency in the United States.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP)
The mission of OTIP is to combat human trafficking by supporting and leading systems that prevent trafficking through public awareness and protect victims through identification and assistance, helping them re-build their lives and become self-sufficient.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Blue Campaign
The Blue Campaign works to combat human trafficking through enhanced public awareness, victim assistance programs, and law enforcement training and initiatives.
U.S. Department of Justice: Human Trafficking
This website highlights Department of Justice activities associated with the prevention of human trafficking, efforts to better serve trafficking victims, and collaborations to more efficiently investigate and prosecute traffickers.

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