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Office for Victims of Crime Snapshot Report: Data Summary from OVC's Trafficking Information Management System (TIMS), January 1 through December 31, 2012 (March 2016)
OVC, NCJ 249680.
This report summarizes the activities of 39 OVC human trafficking victim services grantees from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. It highlights key statistics on the trafficking population served, grantee collaborative partners, services provided, and outreach and training efforts supported by OVC funding.
PDF
Faces of Human Trafficking (January 2016)
OVC, NCJ 248754.
This video series and resource guide raise awareness of the seriousness of human trafficking, the many forms it can takes, and the important role that everyone can play in identifying and serving victims. This new multidisciplinary resource includes nine videos with Spanish subtitles; Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in English, Spanish, Thai, Hindi, and Tagalog; a discussion guide; four fact sheets; and four posters designed for service providers and allied professionals, law enforcement, the general public, and victims/survivors.
HTML
2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide (2016)
OVC, 108 pages, NCJ 249210.
The 2016 NCVRW Resource Guide, released ahead of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10 to 16, highlights this year’s theme, Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope. The Guide includes user-friendly outreach tools and sample products, information on the history of victims’ rights in the United States, and practical ideas to show how serving victims and building trust restores hope and strengthens communities. The Guide is available in both English and Spanish.
Abstract | PDF (English) | PDF (Spanish) | HTML (English) | HTML (Spanish)
Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States: Fiscal Years 2013-2014 Status Report (July 2015)
OVC, Report, 64 pages, NCJ 248967.
The Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States, 2013–2017. This status report identifies progress made by federal agencies during fiscal years 2013-2014 to address the goals, objectives, and the actions identified in the Federal Strategic Action Plan to ensure that all victims of human trafficking in the U.S. are identified and have access to the services they need to recover.
Abstract | PDF
2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Poster (2015)
OVC, PS000030.
The 2016 NCVRW Theme Poster evokes the theme-Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope.—which underscores the importance of early intervention and victim services in establishing trust with victims, which in turn begins to restore their hope for healing and recovery. The poster is available for download in in color or black and white and can be customized by your organization before printing.
PDF (Color, 22' x 28') | PDF (Black and White, 22' x 28') | PDF (Customizable, Color) | PDF (Customizable, Black and White)
Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017 (January 2014)
OVC, 84 pages, NCJ 244569.
This report was developed by the Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security, in partnership with the member agencies of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and other federal agencies. The plan discusses goals and objectives and the actions that federal agencies will take to ensure that all victims of human trafficking in the U.S. are identified and have access to the services they need to recover.
Abstract | PDF
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 60 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Human Trafficking (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 22 pages, NCJ 240570.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Series
Existe Ayuda: Help Exists Toolkit (May 2011)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 234271.
This toolkit includes replicable Spanish-language tools and resources to help improve the cultural competence of service providers and the accessibility of services for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence. Resources include the following: glossaries-Spanish terms related to sexual assault and trafficking; presentations-PowerPoint slides used in presentations to promotoras (community health workers) and victim advocates; and tools-a pocket card, handout, factsheets, and scripts for public service announcements and outgoing answering machine messages.
Abstract | HTML
First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers (July 2010)
OVC, OVC Training Guidebooks, 98 pages, NCJ 231171.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Guidebooks Series
A Victim-Centered Approach to Crimes Against American Indian and Alaska Native Children (August 2008)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 223 pages, NCJ 235247.
This Guide is intended to give the legal drafting committees of tribal governments an overview of comparative federal, tribal, and state statutory provisions for the drafting of new or amended tribal child protection laws.
Abstract | PDF | DOC
Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Training Video for Victim Service Providers (April 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 232165.
This 20-minute DVD, produced with the assistance of Safe Horizon, addresses the need for the victim services field to work in partnership with those who provide services to immigrants and with other allied practitioners to better serve victims of human trafficking. It was designed to help traditional victim service providers expand their skills and resources to meet the needs of trafficking victims. A component of this DVD is a guide that provides resources for information about what defines human trafficking and the response to this crime by the U.S. Government, the international community, and nongovernmental entities.
Abstract | PDF (Companion Guide) | HTML | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
First Response to Victims of Crime (DVD) (April 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 211619.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well. This 30-minute video is available in VHS (NCJ 211618). A companion guidebook (NCJ 217272) is also available.
Abstract | HTML | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Information for Victims of Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor (2002)
OVC, 4 pages, NCJ 202628.
This brochure from the U.S. Department of Justice provides basic information about the rights of victims of trafficking in the United States and describes assistance and protections that may be available.
Abstract | PDF
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Understanding the Organization, Operation, and Victimization Process of Labor Trafficking in the United States (October 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 306 pages, NCJ 248461.
This report explores patterns of labor trafficking in the U.S., and found that trafficking occurs in multiple industries, including agriculture, hospitality, construction, and restaurants. The report verified that labor trafficking usually goes unreported, and law enforcement often have difficulty distinguishing labor trafficking from other workplace exploitation. Policy and practice implications of this research for federal and local law enforcement and victims' service agencies are outlined.
Abstract | PDF
Evaluation of Services for Domestic Minor Victims of Human Trafficking (August 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 115 pages, NCJ 248578.
This primary goals of this evaluation were documenting program implementation of the three OVC funded programs, identify promising practices for service delivery programs, and informing delivery of current and future efforts to serve victims of sex and labor trafficking of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents under the age of 18.
Abstract | PDF
Improving Human Trafficking Victim Identification-Validation and Dissemination of a Screening Tool (June 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 455 pages, NCJ 246712.
This guide provides users with recommendations on how to build trust with potential victims, maintain confidentiality, and use the tool correctly. When properly used, the tool could give victim service providers, law enforcement and legal, healthcare, and social service providers with a standard means of identifying victims of human trafficking.
Abstract | PDF
Screening for Human Trafficking: Guidelines for Administering the Trafficking Victim Identification Tool (TVIT) (June 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 37 pages, NCJ 246713.
This tool is designed for victim service providers and other providers to assist in identifying victims of human trafficking. Developed over the last seven years by the Vera Institute of Justice in collaboration with 11 victim service organizations in California, Colorado, New York, Texas and Washington, this NIJ-funded tool has been validated with a diverse sample of potential victims of trafficking and found reliable in predicting labor and sex trafficking.
Abstract | PDF
Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities (March 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 350 pages, NCJ 245295.
NIJ-funded researchers at the Urban Institute have completed a study of the underground commercial sex economy in eight cities--Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Seattle, San Diego, and Washington, DC. The study is a first step toward building scientific understanding of the illicit sex market.
Abstract | PDF
National Survey of Residential Programs for Victims of Sex Trafficking (October 2013)
BJA-Sponsored, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 244678.
Residential programs around the country were surveyed in order to learn how many residential programs for victims of sex trafficking were in operation. Thirty-three residential programs in the United States were found that offer services to trafficking. This report found a total of 682 beds for trafficking victims in the U.S.
Abstract | PDF
Indicators of Labor Trafficking Among North Carolina Migrant Farmworkers, Final Report (August 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 147 pages, NCJ 244204.
The study sought to achieve two goals: (1) document the characteristics and indicators of labor trafficking, including component crimes, collateral crimes, and other community impacts; and (2) provide law enforcement with actionable knowledge to help identify labor trafficking.
Abstract | PDF
Thirty Percent of Migrant Laborers in San Diego Experience Trafficking Violations (July 2013)
NIJ, Bulletin, 4 pages, NCJ 242955.
According to data from a 2012 study, this NIJ In Short discusses how more than 30 percent of Spanish-speaking workers in San Diego County, Calif., have experienced an incident that meets the official definition of human trafficking. Agriculture had the lowest rate of victimization among all businesses. Construction, janitorial/cleaning and landscaping sectors had the highest rates of reported trafficking violations and labor abuses.
Abstract | PDF
Looking for a Hidden Population: Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego County (November 2012)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 155 pages, NCJ 240223.
Although labor trafficking has received much attention in recent years, there is limited empirical research into the depth, breadth, and scope of the problem. This grant report seeks to provide statistically sound estimates of the prevalence of trafficking victimization among unauthorized migrant laborers in San Diego and investigate the types of trafficking victimization experienced by these laborers. According to this study, labor trafficking is widespread among unauthorized Spanish-speaking migrant workers in San Diego County, with estimates that over 30% of this population are trafficking victims and 55% are victims of abusive labor practices or gross exploitation.
Abstract | PDF
Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2008-2010 (April 2011)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 12 pages, NCJ 233732.
This report describes the characteristics of human trafficking investigations, suspects, and victims in cases opened by federally funded task forces between January 2008 and June 2010. This report provides information about investigations, persons involved in suspected and confirmed incidents of human trafficking, and case outcomes.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction: A Report to Congress (August 2010)
DOJ, Report, 280 pages, NCJ 231333.
This National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction is designed to prevent child sexual exploitation from occurring so as to protect children from sexual abuse, trauma, and exploitation.
Abstract | PDF
Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (July 2010)
OJJDP, Bulletin, 12 pages, NCJ 228631.
This study examined the effects of the Federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) on the Federal prosecution of cases that involve the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC).
Abstract | PDF 3 MB
Finding Victims of Human Trafficking (September 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 224393.
This study responds to a Congressional mandate and examines human trafficking experiences among a random sample of 60 counties across the United States.
Abstract | PDF
Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases: Lessons Learned and Promising Practices (June 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 94 pages, NCJ 223972.
This study examined the effectiveness of existing U.S. Federal and State legislation in providing prosecutors with the tools needed to gain convictions of those charged with human trafficking, defined as "the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit a person for profit."
Abstract | PDF
Understanding and Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Human Trafficking, Final Report (February 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 255 pages, NCJ 222752.
Based on responses of local, State, and county law enforcement agencies to the National Law Enforcement Human Trafficking Survey ("the national survey"), this report addresses the perceptions of human trafficking held by law enforcement agencies and their preparation to address the problem; the frequency with which law enforcement agencies identify and investigate human-trafficking cases; the characteristics of investigated cases; and the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases.
Abstract | PDF
Law Enforcement Response to Human Trafficking and the Implications for Victims: Current Practices and Lessons Learned (October 2006)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 100 pages, NCJ 216547.
This exploratory study examined the understanding of human trafficking among law enforcement agencies currently working on this criminal enterprise, describes how these agencies are responding to it, and discusses the implications of this response for trafficking victims.
Abstract | PDF
Needs Assessment for Service Providers and Trafficking Victims (2003)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 74 pages, NCJ 202469.
This is the first-ever assessment on the needs of trafficking victims and the domestic service providers who work with them. The report, complete with survey instruments and focus group protocols, should help educate the field at large on meeting the specialized and complex needs of trafficking victims.
Abstract | PDF
 Sort By Title   Date
 
Office for Victims of Crime Snapshot Report: Data Summary from OVC's Trafficking Information Management System (TIMS), January 1 through December 31, 2012 (March 2016)
OVC, NCJ 249680.
This report summarizes the activities of 39 OVC human trafficking victim services grantees from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. It highlights key statistics on the trafficking population served, grantee collaborative partners, services provided, and outreach and training efforts supported by OVC funding.
PDF
Faces of Human Trafficking (January 2016)
OVC, NCJ 248754.
This video series and resource guide raise awareness of the seriousness of human trafficking, the many forms it can takes, and the important role that everyone can play in identifying and serving victims. This new multidisciplinary resource includes nine videos with Spanish subtitles; Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in English, Spanish, Thai, Hindi, and Tagalog; a discussion guide; four fact sheets; and four posters designed for service providers and allied professionals, law enforcement, the general public, and victims/survivors.
HTML
2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide (2016)
OVC, 108 pages, NCJ 249210.
The 2016 NCVRW Resource Guide, released ahead of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10 to 16, highlights this year’s theme, Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope. The Guide includes user-friendly outreach tools and sample products, information on the history of victims’ rights in the United States, and practical ideas to show how serving victims and building trust restores hope and strengthens communities. The Guide is available in both English and Spanish.
Abstract | PDF (English) | PDF (Spanish) | HTML (English) | HTML (Spanish)
Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States: Fiscal Years 2013-2014 Status Report (July 2015)
OVC, Report, 64 pages, NCJ 248967.
The Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States, 2013–2017. This status report identifies progress made by federal agencies during fiscal years 2013-2014 to address the goals, objectives, and the actions identified in the Federal Strategic Action Plan to ensure that all victims of human trafficking in the U.S. are identified and have access to the services they need to recover.
Abstract | PDF
2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Poster (2015)
OVC, PS000030.
The 2016 NCVRW Theme Poster evokes the theme-Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope.—which underscores the importance of early intervention and victim services in establishing trust with victims, which in turn begins to restore their hope for healing and recovery. The poster is available for download in in color or black and white and can be customized by your organization before printing.
PDF (Color, 22' x 28') | PDF (Black and White, 22' x 28') | PDF (Customizable, Color) | PDF (Customizable, Black and White)
Understanding the Organization, Operation, and Victimization Process of Labor Trafficking in the United States (October 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 306 pages, NCJ 248461.
This report explores patterns of labor trafficking in the U.S., and found that trafficking occurs in multiple industries, including agriculture, hospitality, construction, and restaurants. The report verified that labor trafficking usually goes unreported, and law enforcement often have difficulty distinguishing labor trafficking from other workplace exploitation. Policy and practice implications of this research for federal and local law enforcement and victims' service agencies are outlined.
Abstract | PDF
Evaluation of Services for Domestic Minor Victims of Human Trafficking (August 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 115 pages, NCJ 248578.
This primary goals of this evaluation were documenting program implementation of the three OVC funded programs, identify promising practices for service delivery programs, and informing delivery of current and future efforts to serve victims of sex and labor trafficking of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents under the age of 18.
Abstract | PDF
Improving Human Trafficking Victim Identification-Validation and Dissemination of a Screening Tool (June 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 455 pages, NCJ 246712.
This guide provides users with recommendations on how to build trust with potential victims, maintain confidentiality, and use the tool correctly. When properly used, the tool could give victim service providers, law enforcement and legal, healthcare, and social service providers with a standard means of identifying victims of human trafficking.
Abstract | PDF
Screening for Human Trafficking: Guidelines for Administering the Trafficking Victim Identification Tool (TVIT) (June 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 37 pages, NCJ 246713.
This tool is designed for victim service providers and other providers to assist in identifying victims of human trafficking. Developed over the last seven years by the Vera Institute of Justice in collaboration with 11 victim service organizations in California, Colorado, New York, Texas and Washington, this NIJ-funded tool has been validated with a diverse sample of potential victims of trafficking and found reliable in predicting labor and sex trafficking.
Abstract | PDF
Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities (March 2014)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 350 pages, NCJ 245295.
NIJ-funded researchers at the Urban Institute have completed a study of the underground commercial sex economy in eight cities--Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Seattle, San Diego, and Washington, DC. The study is a first step toward building scientific understanding of the illicit sex market.
Abstract | PDF
Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017 (January 2014)
OVC, 84 pages, NCJ 244569.
This report was developed by the Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security, in partnership with the member agencies of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and other federal agencies. The plan discusses goals and objectives and the actions that federal agencies will take to ensure that all victims of human trafficking in the U.S. are identified and have access to the services they need to recover.
Abstract | PDF
National Survey of Residential Programs for Victims of Sex Trafficking (October 2013)
BJA-Sponsored, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 244678.
Residential programs around the country were surveyed in order to learn how many residential programs for victims of sex trafficking were in operation. Thirty-three residential programs in the United States were found that offer services to trafficking. This report found a total of 682 beds for trafficking victims in the U.S.
Abstract | PDF
Indicators of Labor Trafficking Among North Carolina Migrant Farmworkers, Final Report (August 2013)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 147 pages, NCJ 244204.
The study sought to achieve two goals: (1) document the characteristics and indicators of labor trafficking, including component crimes, collateral crimes, and other community impacts; and (2) provide law enforcement with actionable knowledge to help identify labor trafficking.
Abstract | PDF
Thirty Percent of Migrant Laborers in San Diego Experience Trafficking Violations (July 2013)
NIJ, Bulletin, 4 pages, NCJ 242955.
According to data from a 2012 study, this NIJ In Short discusses how more than 30 percent of Spanish-speaking workers in San Diego County, Calif., have experienced an incident that meets the official definition of human trafficking. Agriculture had the lowest rate of victimization among all businesses. Construction, janitorial/cleaning and landscaping sectors had the highest rates of reported trafficking violations and labor abuses.
Abstract | PDF
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 60 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
Looking for a Hidden Population: Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego County (November 2012)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 155 pages, NCJ 240223.
Although labor trafficking has received much attention in recent years, there is limited empirical research into the depth, breadth, and scope of the problem. This grant report seeks to provide statistically sound estimates of the prevalence of trafficking victimization among unauthorized migrant laborers in San Diego and investigate the types of trafficking victimization experienced by these laborers. According to this study, labor trafficking is widespread among unauthorized Spanish-speaking migrant workers in San Diego County, with estimates that over 30% of this population are trafficking victims and 55% are victims of abusive labor practices or gross exploitation.
Abstract | PDF
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Human Trafficking (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 22 pages, NCJ 240570.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Series
Existe Ayuda: Help Exists Toolkit (May 2011)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 234271.
This toolkit includes replicable Spanish-language tools and resources to help improve the cultural competence of service providers and the accessibility of services for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence. Resources include the following: glossaries-Spanish terms related to sexual assault and trafficking; presentations-PowerPoint slides used in presentations to promotoras (community health workers) and victim advocates; and tools-a pocket card, handout, factsheets, and scripts for public service announcements and outgoing answering machine messages.
Abstract | HTML
Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2008-2010 (April 2011)
BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 12 pages, NCJ 233732.
This report describes the characteristics of human trafficking investigations, suspects, and victims in cases opened by federally funded task forces between January 2008 and June 2010. This report provides information about investigations, persons involved in suspected and confirmed incidents of human trafficking, and case outcomes.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction: A Report to Congress (August 2010)
DOJ, Report, 280 pages, NCJ 231333.
This National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction is designed to prevent child sexual exploitation from occurring so as to protect children from sexual abuse, trauma, and exploitation.
Abstract | PDF
Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (July 2010)
OJJDP, Bulletin, 12 pages, NCJ 228631.
This study examined the effects of the Federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) on the Federal prosecution of cases that involve the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC).
Abstract | PDF 3 MB
First Response to Victims of Crime: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers (July 2010)
OVC, OVC Training Guidebooks, 98 pages, NCJ 231171.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Guidebooks Series
Finding Victims of Human Trafficking (September 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 93 pages, NCJ 224393.
This study responds to a Congressional mandate and examines human trafficking experiences among a random sample of 60 counties across the United States.
Abstract | PDF
A Victim-Centered Approach to Crimes Against American Indian and Alaska Native Children (August 2008)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 223 pages, NCJ 235247.
This Guide is intended to give the legal drafting committees of tribal governments an overview of comparative federal, tribal, and state statutory provisions for the drafting of new or amended tribal child protection laws.
Abstract | PDF | DOC
Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases: Lessons Learned and Promising Practices (June 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 94 pages, NCJ 223972.
This study examined the effectiveness of existing U.S. Federal and State legislation in providing prosecutors with the tools needed to gain convictions of those charged with human trafficking, defined as "the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit a person for profit."
Abstract | PDF
Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Training Video for Victim Service Providers (April 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 232165.
This 20-minute DVD, produced with the assistance of Safe Horizon, addresses the need for the victim services field to work in partnership with those who provide services to immigrants and with other allied practitioners to better serve victims of human trafficking. It was designed to help traditional victim service providers expand their skills and resources to meet the needs of trafficking victims. A component of this DVD is a guide that provides resources for information about what defines human trafficking and the response to this crime by the U.S. Government, the international community, and nongovernmental entities.
Abstract | PDF (Companion Guide) | HTML | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
First Response to Victims of Crime (DVD) (April 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 211619.
This educational multimedia package, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association, looks at the impact of crime on victims and describes steps that law enforcement can take, as first responders, to meet victims' needs. Among the types of victimizations covered are sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualties. The special needs of older victims, child victims, immigrants, and victims with disabilities are addressed as well. This 30-minute video is available in VHS (NCJ 211618). A companion guidebook (NCJ 217272) is also available.
Abstract | HTML | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Understanding and Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Human Trafficking, Final Report (February 2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 255 pages, NCJ 222752.
Based on responses of local, State, and county law enforcement agencies to the National Law Enforcement Human Trafficking Survey ("the national survey"), this report addresses the perceptions of human trafficking held by law enforcement agencies and their preparation to address the problem; the frequency with which law enforcement agencies identify and investigate human-trafficking cases; the characteristics of investigated cases; and the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases.
Abstract | PDF
Law Enforcement Response to Human Trafficking and the Implications for Victims: Current Practices and Lessons Learned (October 2006)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 100 pages, NCJ 216547.
This exploratory study examined the understanding of human trafficking among law enforcement agencies currently working on this criminal enterprise, describes how these agencies are responding to it, and discusses the implications of this response for trafficking victims.
Abstract | PDF
Needs Assessment for Service Providers and Trafficking Victims (2003)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 74 pages, NCJ 202469.
This is the first-ever assessment on the needs of trafficking victims and the domestic service providers who work with them. The report, complete with survey instruments and focus group protocols, should help educate the field at large on meeting the specialized and complex needs of trafficking victims.
Abstract | PDF
Information for Victims of Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor (2002)
OVC, 4 pages, NCJ 202628.
This brochure from the U.S. Department of Justice provides basic information about the rights of victims of trafficking in the United States and describes assistance and protections that may be available.
Abstract | PDF
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