U.S. Government Reports
OTIP contributes to several other federal agency reports. These reports provide information on human trafficking on national and global scales and document the US government’s efforts to combat modern day slavery.
Federal Strategic Action Plan
The Departments of Justice (DOJ), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Homeland Security (DHS) co-chaired the development of the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services to Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States. The five-year plan was released in 2014 and seeks to:
- Align efforts by promoting strategic and coordinated services for victims at the federal, regional, state, territorial, tribal and local levels
- Improve understanding by expanding and coordinating human trafficking-related research, data, and evaluation to support evidence-based victim services
- Expand access to services by providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to increase victim identification and expand availability of services
- Improve outcomes by promoting effective, culturally-appropriate, trauma-informed services that improve the short- and long-term health, safety, and well-being of victims
Status reports are released to provide updates for every fiscal year.
Department of Health and Human Services
The Assistant Secretary for Planning Research and Evaluation has released several studies on serving victims of human trafficking. Search in their library for more.
Search the OTIP Resource Library for reports and policy documents.
Department of Justice
The Department of Justice produces the Attorney General’s Annual Reports to Congress and Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons that provides recommendations to federal agencies and updates on robust information from each agency on anti-trafficking efforts.
Department of State
The Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons produces the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report each year. The report serves as the U.S. government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments in dialogues to advance anti-trafficking reforms and to combat trafficking and to target resources on prevention, protection and prosecution programs.
This office also coordinates annual Progress in Combating Trafficking in Persons: The U.S. Government Response to Modern Slavery reports. These reports demonstrate the efforts undertaken across the U.S. government in all priority areas:
- Enhancing criminal justice capacity to hold traffickers accountable
- Strengthening victim services to empower survivors to restore their lives
- Advancing policies to prevent sex trafficking and forced labor in federal contracts and global supply chains
- Building public awareness and outreach programs to mobilize additional partners in the fight against human trafficking
Other Federal Trafficking Reports
OTIP does not directly contribute to the following reports, but they contain helpful information describing the state of human trafficking.
Department of Labor on Child Labor
The International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) conducts and funds rigorous research to inform the design and implementation of policy and programs. ILAB researches worker livelihoods and the violation of worker rights, including the prevalence of child labor and occurrence of forced labor around the world.
U.S. Agency for International Development on Trafficking for Global and Regional Missions