OTIP Launches Revamped Child Eligibility Microsite

August 27, 2021

Working with foreign national minor victims of human trafficking? OTIP recently updated its Child Eligibility microsite. The site explains how to report trafficking concerns and request assistance on behalf of a foreign national minor, describes how the child eligibility determination process works, and provides additional trafficking prevention and protection resources, including an hour-long webinar training, Responding to Foreign National Minor Victims of Trafficking Visit disclaimer page . Other resources include screening and reporting instructions, as well as public awareness materials.

Foreign national minors in the United States who have experienced human trafficking are eligible for certain benefits and services under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act Visit disclaimer page . HHS Interim Assistance and Eligibility Letters allow minors who may have or have experienced human trafficking and meet certain eligibility rules to apply for the same benefits and services as refugees.  

If you are working with a foreign national minor and have concerns that they may have experienced forced labor or commercial sex at any point in their life, submit a referral through the Shepherd Case Management System Visit disclaimer page . To learn more about the process and how to submit a referral, visit the Child Eligibility site or attend a child eligibility webinar.