Policy

OTIP aims to develop a culture of data-informed policy.  Policy resources include information memoranda, fact sheets, program instruction, and other policy documents on a variety of topics ranging from clarification of legislation and its impact on programs, to systemic issues that affect populations at risk of trafficking, to expanded details of OTIP programs and services.

Policy Documents

  • Fact Sheets (FS) provide brief information on programs, services, and special topics
  • Information Memorandum (IM) provide basic information to stakeholders and the public about OTIP program activities, initiatives, partnerships with other agencies, research findings, and special topics of interest
  • Program Instruction (PI) provide information to grantees and other stakeholders on policies, procedures, and processes for policy and program implementation
  • Questions and Answers (QA) provide questions and answers on OTIP program policies
  • Federal Register Notices are published in the Federal Register, providing information or invite comment on issues under consideration

Recent Policy Documents

Family and Youth Services Bureau Resources

Children's Bureau Trafficking Resources

Federal Laws on Human Trafficking

  • Legislation

    • Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386)*
    • Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-21)
    • Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-193)*
    • Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-164)*
    • William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-457)*
    • National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (P.L. 112-239)*
    • Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (P.L. 113-4)*
    • Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-183)*
    • Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-22)*
    • Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (P.L. 115-164)
    • Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017 (P.L. 115-392)
    • Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017 (P.L. 115-393)*
    • SOAR to Health and Wellness Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-398)*
    • Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-425)*
    • Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 (P.L. 115-427)

    (* impacts HHS programs)

Last Reviewed: February 28, 2019

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