Social Services

Avantika Shenoy |

Faces of Human Trafficking: Discussion Guide

The Faces of Human Trafficking is a nine-video series created by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) that explores the experiences of a diverse group of human trafficking survivors and professionals from across the US.

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Avantika Shenoy |

Sexual Harassment Initiative Information Sheet

Fact sheet created by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, provides information on the Department of Justice’s Initiative to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing.

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Avantika Shenoy |

Sexual Harassment is Illegal Flyer

Flyer created by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to raise awareness about sexual harassment in housing. This flyer can be found in various languages on their website. 

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Avantika Shenoy |

Sexual Harassment in Housing Partnership Toolkit

Toolkit created by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division contains materials to provide outreach to community members on sexual harassment in housing.  

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Avantika Shenoy |

Human Trafficking and Reproductive Rights

This policy paper discusses the reproductive needs of survivors of trafficking and recommendations for providing these services.

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Avantika Shenoy |

Comprehensive Legal Services for Trafficked Persons

This policy paper addresses the need for comprehensive legal services for survivors of trafficking.

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Avantika Shenoy |

Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault

This policy paper discusses the intersection of human trafficking and sexual assault and provides recommendations on how to serve survivors who have potentially experienced both.

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Avantika Shenoy |

Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence

Human trafficking and domestic violence can co-occur on a continuum of violence, and the dynamics involved in human trafficking are frequently interwoven with those of domestic violence. This policy paper discusses the intersections of human trafficking and domestic violence and…

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Avantika Shenoy |

Human Trafficking and J-1 Visas for Temporary Workers

The J-1 is a non-immigrant visa for individuals approved for work- and study-based cultural exchange visitor programs. This policy paper discusses the vulnerabilities of individuals who hold this visa to be exploited into trafficking and provides recommendations on reducing the…

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Avantika Shenoy |

Human Trafficking and H-2 Temporary Worker Visas

H-2 temporary lower-skilled workers are one of the largest groups of temporary foreign workers in the country. While not all temporary workers are trafficked, cases involving lower-skilled H-2 visa workers constitute some of the largest-ever criminal and civil human trafficking…

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Avantika Shenoy |

Human Trafficking and Immigrant Rights

Immigrant workers are nearly twice as likely as U.S.-born workers to experience employment violations. This policy paper discusses the intersection of human trafficking and immigrant rights.

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Avantika Shenoy |

Human Trafficking and Farmworkers

Historically, our agricultural system has relied on the labor of poor and disenfranchised people, many of whom have lacked full legal protections, including indentured and bonded laborers, slaves, sharecroppers, temporary workers, and undocumented migrants creating situations of human trafficking. This…

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Avantika Shenoy |

Child Labor Trafficking in the United States

While the trafficking of children for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation receives a lot of attention, child trafficking for the purposes of labor doesn’t. This policy paper discusses child labor trafficking in the United States.

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Avantika Shenoy |

Human Trafficking and Sex Workers Rights

The terms sex work and sex trafficking are often conflated leading to harmful policies and practices. This policy paper provides the user an understanding about the difference between sex work and sex trafficking, the human rights of sex workers and…

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Avantika Shenoy |

End Demand Fact Sheet

This policy paper provides an explanation on why end demand efforts are harmful to the anti-trafficking movement and provides recommendations on shifting the narrative to create a more inclusive lens on combating human trafficking.

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Karen Romero |

Adult Human Trafficking Screening Tool and Guide

A guide created by the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) of the Department of Health and Human Services for training public health, behavioral health, health care, and social work professionals whowish to use trauma-informed and survivor-informed practices to assess…

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Avantika Shenoy |

A Rights Based Approach to Trafficking

This policy paper draws the reasons and the approaches that Freedom Network USA members have adopted in order to advance a right-based approach to combat human trafficking.  

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Karen Romero |

United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Annual Report 2017

 The 2017 annual report developed by the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. The U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking is comprised of eleven survivor leaders who bring their expertise and experience to advise and provide recommendations to the…

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Avantika Shenoy |

Social Services

It’s crucial for survivors of trafficking to work with trained social workers who can help them navigate different systems and opportunities that can support them in moving forward. Learn more about the kinds of services qualified social workers can provide…

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