Human Trafficking

Karen Stauss, Director of Programs at Free the Slaves

Fostering Community Resistance and Resilience Against Modern Day Forms of Slavery

Four strategies to empower communities in the fight against human trafficking.

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A picture of young girl with the statements "Look Beneath the Surface" and "Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery" placed over the photo.

Human Trafficking and Indigenous Populations

Risk factors for trafficking of American Indian, Alaska Native and Pacific Islanders include poverty, poor education and inequality.

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A photo of two hands holding paper cut outs of a family.

Foster Care and Human Trafficking – A Parent’s Perspective

Despite common beliefs, slavery in the U.S. did not end 150 years ago.

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Photo of a young boy with the words: World Against Trafficking in Persons Day July 30

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Three Lessons on Human Dignity

This year’s theme centers on the dignity for victims of human trafficking.

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Photo of remains of a home in Union Beach, N.J.

Housing Assistance Programs for Super Storm Sandy Survivors

ACF funds local New Jersey and New York programs to provide shelter and assistance.

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Dr. Meredith Dank, Katherine Chon and Brian Richmond attend the first ACF Frontline Series seminar.

ACF’s Frontline Series

A New Opportunity to Learn More About Modern Day Slavery

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Innovative Health Care and Shelter Solutions for Trafficking Survivors Win the First Partnership for Freedom Challenge

Contest sought proposals for ideas, partnerships and approaches to improve services for human trafficking survivors.

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ACF Regional Administrators Tom Sullivan and Nancy Thoma Groetken attend a HHS Tribal Consultation in Denver.

Tribal Leaders Meet in Denver to Discuss Realities of Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking

Sex trafficking is happening in the United States, and it is happening in Indian Country.

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Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking gets Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Journey from Victim to Survivor Central Message of Annual President’s Interagency Task Force Meeting

HHS to increase funding for services to foreign national victims of human trafficking and release grants with new funds for domestic victims.

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Photo of William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner of Family and Youth Services Bureau.

40 Years of Impact: The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

RHY Act authorized a system of emergency shelters for runaway and homeless youth that provided food, shelter and support.

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