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  • Public Comments: September 13-14

    Published: September 6, 2018
    Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, the first meeting of the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States will be held on September 13-14, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss its duties and information for a draft report on recommended best practices for States to follow in combating the sex trafficking of children and youth based on multidisciplinary research and promising, evidence-based models and programs. Anyone can register to stream the meeting online. Register for day one (September 13) and/or day two (September 14). Virtual attendees will be able to submit comments through a chat box. If you need special accommodations, contact adonald@nhttac.org. The following comments were submitted from the public for the Committee's review in response to the Federal Register Notice announcement.
  • Infographic: Trafficking Victim Assistance Program

    Published: August 27, 2018
    We fund the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP), providing grants to three organizations to provide comprehensive case management to foreign national victims of human trafficking seeking HHS Certification along with their qualified family members through a national network of service providers. Use this infographic to learn more about TVAP's impact in FY 2017.
  • Infographic: Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program

    Published: August 27, 2018
    We fund the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program—renamed the Look Beneath the Surface Regional Anti-Trafficking Program. Grantees focused on identifying and referring foreign national victims of human trafficking in 19 communities during the July 1, 2014—June 30, 2017 grant period. Use this infographic to learn more about the program's impact in FY 2014 - FY 2017.
  • Infographic: Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program

    Published: August 27, 2018
    We fund the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking (DVHT) Program, providing grants to 13 organizations to provide comprehensive case management, direct services, and referrals through community partnerships to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents who have experienced human trafficking.
  • Infographic: National Human Trafficking Hotline

    Published: August 24, 2018
    We fund 37.5% of the total operating cost of the National Human Trafficking Hotline (formerly the National Human Trafficking Resource Center). The 24/7 confidential Hotline provides multilingual crisis intervention, urgent and non-urgent service referrals, options for support, and tip reporting through phone, text, email, and online chat. Use this infographic to learn more about the Hotline's work from FY 2014-2017.
  • Request for Assistance Form

    Published: August 14, 2018
    The Request for Assistance form can be used by any person who has concerns that a foreign national minor may have experienced forced labor or commercial sex. The RFA is used in the child Eligibility process to support two main functions. To notify HHS of trafficking concerns within 24 hours of having credible information that a foreign national minor may be a victim of trafficking (22 U.S.C. § 7105 (b)) To connect potential victims of trafficking with local trafficking victim assistance providers for case management services Steps to Request Assistance Using the RFA If you are working with a foreign national minor (non-US citizen/legal permanent resident and currently under 18) and have concerns that they may have experienced forced labor or commercial sex at any point in their life, take the following steps: Complete the RFA (during the initial 24 hours you only need to complete and submit Part A) and email the form to . If you want to discuss the case with the OTIP Child Protection Specialists before submitting the RFA, you can call them during normal business hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST) at 202-205-4582. Complete Part B of the RFA and submit to if you did not submit it initially. While the case is pending, email the OTIP Child Protection Specialists with any changes or updates on the child’s case. The OTIP Child Protection Specialists will contact you with updates on the child’s case, letters issued, and whether it is determined that the child is eligible for benefits and services to the same extent as a refugee.
  • Agenda: September 13-14

    Published: August 14, 2018
    September 13, 2018 | 9 AM – 5 PM EST 9:00 AM Call to order Welcome Remote connection logistics Roll call/Quorum Welcoming remarks from guests 9:30 AM Welcome and NAC Business Review agenda 9:45 AM Open issues Voting on bylaws 10:30 AM New business 12:00 PM Break 1:00 PM Continue new business and panel of guest presenters 4:00 PM Public comment 5:00 PM Adjournment September 14, 2018 | 9 AM – 1 PM EST   9:00 AM Call to order Welcome Remote connection logistics Roll call/Quorum 9:30 AM Welcome and NAC Business Review agenda 9:45 AM Open issues Subcommittees Next Steps 1:00 PM Adjournment
  • Bringing the Full Force of HHS to Prevent and End Human Trafficking

    Published: July 30, 2018
    Over a three-year period (FY 2015 to FY 2017), HHS assessed the impact of increased coordination of agency-wide responses across sectors inside and outside the agency. HHS decreased compartmentalization of its anti-trafficking efforts which enabled a strategic and comprehensive approach to respond to the Administration’s call to “bring the full force and weight of the federal government to end the horrific practice of human trafficking.”
  • Representative Members

    The National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the U.S. advises the Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the nation’s response to trafficking. The Committee is comprised of representative members who provide the points of view or perspectives of their outside interests or group stakeholders. The members are not considered special government employees.

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