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In Focus: Human Trafficking

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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.

During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month (January), access the Human Trafficking Special Feature to learn how the OJP bureaus and offices and other federal agencies are working to prevent and respond to human trafficking.

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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.

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Date Created: August 17, 2020

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How do I report human trafficking? Call 1-888-373-7888 (toll-free) or text BeFree (233733) to the National Human Trafficking Hotline to report ...Read More

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