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The Resource Library includes fact sheets, promising practices, tools, templates, and training materials developed by subject-matter experts with direct experience working with survivors. Resource topics address current trends and challenges in the field.

 

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The Power of Framing Human Trafficking as a Public Health Issue

This fact sheet, created by the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), provides perspective of human trafficking as a public health issue.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Public Health  

Exposing the Myths of Human Trafficking

This fact sheet, created by the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) through the Department of Health and Human Services, is a visual representation of the myths that surround human trafficking.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Awareness  

Certification for Adult Victims of Human Trafficking Data Fact Sheet 2001-2017

This fact sheet is a data compilation of the certifications provided between 2001-2017 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  A foreign national adult victim of human trafficking is eligible for federal and state benefits and services to the same extent as a refugee upon issuance of a letter of certification by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS issues a Certification Letter after notification from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granting a person Continued Presence, or a T visa, or that a bona fide T visa application has not been denied.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Data  
Demographics: Adult   Foreign National  

OTIP Human Trafficking Fact Sheet

Created by the Office of Trafficking in Persons, this fact sheet provides an introduction to the crime of human trafficking and introduces the Action, Means, Purpose (AMP) model.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Case Management  

FY 2017 Attorney General’s Annual Report U.S. Government

The Department of Health and Human Services contributes to the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Annual Reports to Congress and Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons. This report provides recommendations to federal agencies and updates on information from each agency on anti-trafficking efforts.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Reports  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Awareness  

Federal Human Trafficking Strategic Plan

The 2013-2017 Strategic Plan lays out goals, objectives, and contains more than 250 associated action items for victim service improvements that can be achieved over 5 years.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Reports  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  

Guidance to States and Services on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth

This list of promising practices, created by the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) through the Department of Health and Human Services, addresses human trafficking of children and youth in the United States and provides states recommendations on addressing the issue.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Promising Practices  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Demographics: Youth  

Faces of Human Trafficking: Now that We are Free

Faces of Human Trafficking is a nine-video series created by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) that blends the experiences of a diverse group of human trafficking survivors and professionals from across the Nation to raise awareness of the seriousness of this crime. The concluding video in this series features survivors of human trafficking who are resilient, thriving members of their communities. They share insight on the support systems, services, and personal journeys that helped them persevere, with words of encouragement for others who were or may still be in situations of human trafficking.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Survivor Leadership  

Faces of Human Trafficking: The Victim-Centered Case

Faces of Human Trafficking is a nine-video series created by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) that blends the experiences of a diverse group of human trafficking survivors and professionals from across the Nation to raise awareness of the seriousness of this crime. This video features survivors, service providers, prosecutors, and local law enforcement who have worked on human trafficking cases that have ended with a successful prosecution. They stress the importance of proactive cases and collecting various kinds of evidence rather than relying solely on victim testimony.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Trauma Informed  

Faces of Human Trafficking: Legal Needs and Rights of Victims of Trafficking

Faces of Human Trafficking is a nine-video series created by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) that blends the experiences of a diverse group of human trafficking survivors and professionals from across the Nation to raise awareness of the seriousness of this crime. This video details the array of comprehensive legal needs a victim of human trafficking may have, including issues of immigration, family law, housing, bankruptcy, employment law, public benefits access, criminal defense, rights enforcement, and civil actions.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Legal Services