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  • Data Fact Sheet: Certification for Adult Victims of Human Trafficking

    Published: April 30, 2018
    The increase in Certification Letter recipients mirrors the growth of HHS anti-trafficking programs to identify victims of human trafficking and assist them in obtaining certification. For example, the number of foreign national victims identified by the Rescue and Restore Regional Grant Program increased by 45% since the grant program began in FY 2008, the number of potential cases of foreign trafficking victims identified by the National Human Trafficking Hotline increased by 86% since FY 2012, and the number of foreign national individuals assisted through the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program increased by more than 100% since the grant program began in FY 2012. Each of these grant programs provide information about and offers assistance to foreign national victims seeking HHS Certification.  
  • Fact Sheet: Human Trafficking

    Published: November 21, 2017
    A fact sheet about human trafficking and victim assistance.  
  • Out of the Shadows: Exposing the Myths of Human Trafficking

    Published: December 30, 2016
    Out of the Shadows: Exposing the Myths of Human Trafficking.  Infographic exposing several common myths and facts about human trafficking.
  • HHS Task Force to Prevent and End Human Trafficking

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a critical role in the U.S. Government’s comprehensive response to prevent and end human trafficking. HHS is a member of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) and established an HHS task force in 2015 to further strengthen cross-departmental initiatives to support survivors of human trafficking and prevent modern slavery.
  • HOJA DE DATOS: ASISTENCIA PARA MENORES DE EDAD VĺCTIMAS DE TRATA DE PERSONAS

    Published: September 19, 2016
    El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos (HHS) proporciona asistencia a las víctimas de la trata de personas en los Estados Unidos, de acuerdo con la Ley de Protección a las Víctimas de la Trata de Personas (TVPA) (ley pública 106-386) del año 2000, la Ley para Prevenir la Trata Sexual y Fortalecer la Familia del año 2014, y la Ley de Justicia para Víctimas de la Trata de Personas del año 2015. La Oficina Contra la Trata de Personas (OTIP) dentro de la Administración para Niños y Familias (ACF) fue creada para proveer un liderazgo comprehensivo de los programas y servicios contra la trata, incluyendo la emisión de Cartas de Elegibilidad, conforme a la TVPA.
  • 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.
  • Certification for Adult Victims of Human Trafficking

    Published: May 10, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides assistance to victims of human trafficking in the United States, guided by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), Preventing Sex Trafficking Act and Strengthening Families Act of 2014, and the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015.  The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) was established to provide overall leadership of anti-trafficking programs and services including issuing Certification Letters, in accordance with the TVPA.
  • Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking

    Published: May 10, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides assistance to victims of human trafficking in the United States, guided by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), Preventing Sex Trafficking Act and Strengthening Families Act of 2014, and the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015.  The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) was established to provide overall leadership of anti-trafficking programs and services including issuing Eligibility Letters, in accordance with the TVPA.
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