Freedom Network USA
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Our Policy Agenda

Freedom Network USA engages with federal agencies and lawmakers to advance a human rights based approach to human trafficking. We promote policies that address the root causes of trafficking, guarantee the protections and rights of trafficked persons, and encourage survivor leadership in efforts to combat human trafficking. Our current policy agenda and priorities can be found here.

Current Advocacy Efforts

Protecting Federal Grant Funding for Trafficking Victim Legal Services

Join Freedom Network USA in urging DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to protect access to legal representation in vacatur and expungement cases. These state laws allow trafficking survivors to clear their records of crimes they were forced to commit by their traffickers. Clearing these records helps to restore survivor’s dignity, as well as their access to housing, employment, education, and other critical services. Read our sign on letter for organizations and individuals and then sign on

Protecting Child Trafficking Survivors

Freedom Network USA is committed to ensuring child victims of trafficking have expeditious access to the services and support they need. FNUSA advocates on behalf of both foreign-born and US citizens by supporting programs that provide youth-based services, weighing in on immigration policy and participating in open dialog with government agencies who fund services. 

Reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act

Freedom Network USA continues to call for the swift reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. FNUSA worked closely with congressional staff during the drafting process to ensure that all survivors have access to services, law enforcement efforts target the arrest of traffickers and the federal government prioritizes prevention efforts that address root causes. Read our op-ed in the Hill.

Letters and Memorandum

Freedom Network USA engages in advocacy efforts through in person meetings, collaborative events, and written communications. A sample of our recent advocacy efforts are included below.

Collaborative Efforts

Freedom Network USA is committed to solutions that address the root causes of human trafficking