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Human Trafficking

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Victims and Service Providers

Read three graphic novels focused on young trafficking survivors’ experiences, plus an accompanying booklet that focuses on rights, roles, and responsibilities within the justice system.

View the materials.

How to Report Trafficking

If you believe you are the victim of a trafficking situation or have information about a potential trafficking situation, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Report a tip or request services using the following means:

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


About the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center
In this Office for Victims of Crime video, learn how the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center can help your organization or tribe start, sustain, or grow its anti-trafficking work.

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, this 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. 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.


The following resources are a sample of available topical materials released in recent years. See the Publications section of our site for additional resources.

Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons
U.S. Department of Justice, Annual Report

National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking
U.S. Department of Justice, January 2022

Partnerships and Pathways to Economic Opportunity for Survivors of Trafficking: A Guide
Office for Victims of Crime, January 2022

The National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking
The White House, December 2021

Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women 1993-2020
National Institute of Justice, August 2021

For Human Trafficking Survivors, Justice Is More About Healing and Preventing Future Trafficking
National Institute of Justice, April 2021

The Office for Victims of Crime: An Ongoing Commitment to Victims of Human Trafficking
Office for Victims of Crime, January 2021

OVC TTAC Human Trafficking Action Research Toolkit
Office for Victims of Crime, December 2020

2020 Report on U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons
U.S. Department of State, October 2020

Outcomes for Human Trafficking Survivors: Development Brief
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2020

Outcomes for Human Trafficking Survivors: User Guide
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2020

Human Trafficking Outreach Toolkit
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, July 2020

United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Annual Report 2020
United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, July 2020

TIMS Snapshot Report, July 2018–June 2019: Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
Office for Victims of Crime, April 2020

Trauma-Informed Care for Survivors of Human Trafficking: A State of the Field in 2019
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, January 2020

Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center Annual Report 2020
Office for Victims of Crime, 2020

Related Resources

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. See OVC's Human Trafficking site for 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 Resources
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.

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 20 agencies across the federal government responsible for coordinating U.S. government-wide efforts to combat trafficking in persons.

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.

Date Modified: January 23, 2024
Date Created: August 17, 2020