Office for Victims of Crime: News From OVC

Faces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide Now Available

Human trafficking is a horrendous crime that impacts communities throughout our Nation. With increased awareness, improved services, and effective prosecutions, we can work together to fight this crime and support the survivors. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has developed the Faces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide to raise public awareness of human trafficking, the many forms it can take, and the important role that everyone can play in identifying and serving victims.

OVC encourages organizations to use these resources during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, and throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events.

This new multidisciplinary resource includes:

  • A nine-part video series (also available with Spanish subtitles) that blends the experiences of a diverse group of human trafficking survivors and professionals from across the Nation to raise awareness of this crime.
  • A discussion guide which provides information on the intended audience and focus of each video, suggests questions that can be used to generate discussion, and offers recommendations for enhancing trainings.
  • Four fact sheets, which provide an introduction to human trafficking, information on the legal needs and rights of victims of human trafficking in the United States, information on the special considerations and needs of youth victims, and promising practices for building effective collaborations to address human trafficking.
  • Four posters, which each target a specific audience: service providers and allied professionals, law enforcement, the general public, and victims/survivors.

Access these tools and more by visiting the online resource guide. For more information about OVC’s human trafficking programs, please visit