Freedom Network USA

Every January the Department of State requests feedback from stakeholders in the anti-trafficking field to prepare its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. As a coalition of direct-service providers, Freedom Network USA members are uniquely situated to advocate for policies that affects survivors directly. In preparation of the official report this summer, we are reviewing the tenants of the feedback we provided. Themes included

  • Increasing restitution and vacatur provisions within the law and policies
  • Gaps in the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA)
  • Improving services for vulnerable populations
  • Misconceptions about human trafficking in the US
  • Increasing collaborations with law enforcement – including issuing contiunued presence

You can find the entire statement here – 2016 FN TIP Comments