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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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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 provides recommendations of serving survivors who may have experienced both.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Domestic Violence  

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 vulnerabilities.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Immigration   Policy  
Demographics: Foreign National  

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 cases in U.S. history. This policy paper discusses the vulnerabilities caused by the nature of the H-2 visa and provides recommendations on enforcing labor protections.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Immigration   Policy  
Demographics: Foreign National  

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.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Immigration   Policy  
Demographics: Foreign National  

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 policy paper discusses how farmworkers in the United States are at risk of being trafficked and examples of a few cases of trafficking of farmworkers.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking  
Keywords: Policy  
Demographics: Adults  

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.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking  
Keywords: Policy  
Demographics: Youth  

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 recommendations on ensuring sex worker rights.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Policy   Sex Work  
Demographics: Adults  

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.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Policy   Sex Work  
Demographics: Adults  

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 adult clients and patients for human trafficking victimization or risk of potential trafficking victimization.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Tools  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Case Management   Legal Services   Program Management  
Demographics: Adults  

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.  
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Policy