The Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) forges pathways to freedom for survivors and those at risk of human trafficking. The goal is to establish a national system that serves survivors of all forms of trafficking by empowering existing service systems, forming partnerships, and coordinating federal and local responses.
Through the Look Beneath the Surface Campaign, OTIP works with grantees and stakeholders to raise awareness of human trafficking and the factors that make certain populations more at risk.
The Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) represents the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in federal partnerships, most notably on the Senior Policy Operating Group of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking (PITF).
OTIP, in consultation with the Department of Justice and the National Governors Association, support the work of the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the U.S. This committee advises the Attorney General and the HHS Secretary on the nation’s response to trafficking.