Human Trafficking

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2015 Brings New Federal Action to Prevent Child Trafficking

ACF will work even closer with states and child welfare systems to protect children who are vulnerable to human trafficking.

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ACF Anti-Trafficking Initiatives: 2014 Year in Review

From increased grant funding and identification of human trafficking cases to strengthened partnerships and health care response, much was accomplished this past year.

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National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth Helps Young People Get Out of Crises Every Day

National Runaway Safeline executive director encourages everyone to reach out to youth.

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A Message of Thanksgiving

The Office of Refugee Resettlement and its partners provided humanitarian services to more than 175,000 people this past year.

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Runaway and Homeless Youth Grab Spotlight at National Press Club

Advocate Cyndi Lauper joins former homeless youth to share stories and ideas to improve services

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Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action Forty Years in the Making

Youth homelessness is a complex issue that often has deep roots in family conflict, poverty and trauma.

ACF/RHY Program Manager Christopher Holloway, ACF RA Carlis Williams, Urban Institute Sr. Researcher Meredith Dank, and U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III.

Regional Office Raises Public Awareness of Human Trafficking

All-day forum on human trafficking spotlights unique challenges faced by LGBTQ youth.

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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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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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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