The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and its reauthorizations in 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2013 authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to engage in anti-trafficking activities, including inter-agency collaboration, training and awareness raising, prevention, services and assistance to victims, and research. 

HHS reports on accomplishments to combat and monitor trafficking in persons on an annual basis through reports to the President’s Interagency Task Force and through the Attorney General’s Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons. 

HHS Excerpts from Progress in Combating Trafficking in Persons: The U.S. Government Response to Modern Slavery:

FY 2013

FY 2012

FY 2011

FY 2010