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  • 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.
  • Monthly Webinars: Responding to Child Victims of Trafficking

    Published: January 29, 2018
    Description: This training will help participants understand the resources available, their role, and the role that OTIP plays in relation to assisting foreign minor victims of trafficking. Additionally, participants will receive an overview of the process to submit a case for OTIP review and an understanding of Interim Assistance Letters should a minor be identified as a potential victim of trafficking. Furthermore, participants will gain an understanding of the services and benefits available to a minor should the minor receive an Eligibility Letter and be determined as a victim of trafficking.
  • Program Instruction: Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking

    Published: September 5, 2017
    This Program Instruction clarifies pre-certification and post-certification status of minor victims and potential victims of human trafficking eligible for services under the TVAP grant program.
  • Program Instruction: Issuance of Child Eligibility Letters on or after Applicant’s 18th Birthday if Application Received Prior to 18th Birthday

    Published: May 11, 2016
    This Program Instruction (PI) describes the process by which an individual may request eligibility for federally funded assistance for an alien child who may have been subjected to human trafficking. The PI supersedes instruction provided in ACF Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) State Letters 10-05, 08-09, 02-25, and 02-01, to the extent such instructions are contrary to this PI. The PI notes a change in policy for issuance of Eligibility Letters for applicants who turn 18 years of age after submitting a Request for Assistance or a Request for Reconsideration.
  • Fact Sheet: Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking

    Published: May 10, 2016
    A foreign national child victim of human trafficking, under the age of 18, is eligible for Federal and State benefits and services to the same extent as a refugee upon the determination by HHS to issue an Interim Assistance Letter or Eligibility Letter.
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