The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is responsible for the overall leadership of anti-trafficking programs and services under the purview of the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) and coordinates working groups within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and ACF.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a critical role in the U.S. Government’s comprehensive response to prevent and end human trafficking. As a member of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF), HHS works with agencies across the federal government.
OTIP collaborates with non-government stakeholders to raise public awareness, identify research priorities for ACF's anti-trafficking work, and make policy recommendations to enhance anti-trafficking responses.
Look Beneath the Surface Campaign
The intent of the Look Beneath the Surface campaign is to increase the identification of trafficking victims in the United States and to help those victims receive the benefits and services they need to restore their lives.