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Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
Operating in Los Angeles County, California, the mission of CAST is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.

Legal Services Corporation
LSC is a private, non-profit corporation established by Congress in 1974. LSC makes grants to independent local programs across the country to provide civil legal services to Americans without considerable financial means. The TVPA granted the LSC the responsibility to extend program services to those eligible for T and U Visas.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Women in Development (WID)
USAID's WID program supports the education of girls and fosters economic and political opportunities for women. These programs help create conditions that lessen the vulnerability of women and children to traffickers. USAID also funds direct anti-trafficking programs, which are described in more detail in Trafficking in Persons: USAID's Response.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
USAID's WID program supports the education of girls and fosters economic and political opportunities for women. These programs help create conditions that lessen the vulnerability of women and children to traffickers. USAID also funds direct anti-trafficking programs, which are described in more detail in Trafficking in Persons: USAID's Response.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
The USCIS within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers this Web page of federal agency links to information about the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, implementation of the law, and victim benefits and services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking
ACF offers Rescue & Restore, a public awareness Web site to combat human trafficking, and a referral hotline, 1-888-373-7888, that connects victims with NGOs in their local area. The Rescue & Restore Campaign website offers outreach kits to educate and assist health care providers, social service providers, and law enforcement officers in their efforts to identify and help victims of trafficking.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
ORR helps refugees and other special populations (such as adult victims of severe forms of trafficking) obtain economic and social self-sufficiency in the United States. ORR is responsible for certifying adult victims of human trafficking so that they may receive federally funded benefits and services to the same extent as refugees. More information about ORR benefits and services to victims of human trafficking is located on their Web site.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Human Trafficking
The Department of Homeland Security is committed to combating the global crime of human trafficking. Through public outreach, victim protection, and law enforcement training, the Department works diligently to prevent human trafficking before it occurs, to protect victims when it has occurred, and to minimize reoccurrence by conducting investigations to bring traffickers to justice.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS)
CEOS works to combat incidences of child exploitation and trafficking of women and children. Issues under the CEOS umbrella include child pornography, illegal interstate or international transportation of women and children, international parental abduction, computer-related exploitation of children, and child victimization on federal and Indian lands.

U.S. Department of State: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
The Center is a joint venture of participating agencies, which include the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other governmental agencies. This Office provides critical resources for the fight against trafficking by assisting in the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts around the world and in the U.S. This Office also has the responsibility for drafting the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which discusses the actions that countries, including the U.S., have taken to combat trafficking in persons in that year.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Human Trafficking
ICE's Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit works to identify criminals and organizations involved in illicit human trafficking and human smuggling activities.

White House: End Human Trafficking
This section on the White House Web site provides updates on the Administration's actions to combat human trafficking and assist trafficking victims.

Action to Counter Trafficking (ACT), U.S. Association for International Migration
The ACT project provides community outreach and education and offers social service providers training, networking, and financial and technical expertise to combat trafficking in the United States.

Anti-Slavery International (ASI)
ASI works to end slavery and related abuses, including trafficking in persons and forced prostitution, focusing on the rights of people who are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, notably women, children, migrant workers, and indigenous peoples.

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC)
BSCC's purpose is to prevent and intervene in the commercial and sexual exploitation of men, women and children while advocating for all exploited persons.

Break the Chain Campaign
BTCC seeks to prevent and address the abuse and exploitation of migrant women workers through holistic leadership development, community engagement and survivor-driven outreach and policy advocacy.

Child Centre: The Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk
The EGCC identifies, supports and implements cooperation on children at risk between countries and organizations in the region.

Child Labor Public Education Project
The Child Labor Public Education Project provides educational workshops and materials on a range of issues regarding child labor in the U.S. and other countries.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
CATW is an organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms.

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children (ECPAT)
ECPAT is a global network of organizations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Freedom Network USA
The Freedom Network develops local and national networks in the U.S. and links to international networks to carry out its mission of empowering trafficked and enslaved persons. Mission objectives include raising public awareness and advocating for victims at all levels (local or international).

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services
The mission of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services is to empower young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.

Global March Against Child Labour
The Global March Against Child Labour is a movement to mobilize worldwide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children, especially the right to receive a free, meaningful education and to be free from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be harmful to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.

Human Rights Watch: Campaign Against the Trafficking of Women and Girls
HRW works to protect the human rights of people around the world and campaigns against trafficking. The Web site provides research reports and other publications, news and current events, and strategies for organizational and individual activism.

International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC): Human Trafficking
ICMC has worked in countries of origin, transit and destination to combat trafficking and provide protection and assistance to those affected.

International Justice Mission (IJM)
IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

International Labour Organization (ILO)
The ILO is a specialized United Nations agency that works to mandate minimum standards of basic labor rights. The ILO operates the "Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labor," which spearheads ILO activities on forced labor and trafficking.

International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)
IOFA is dedicated to improving the lives of young people by addressing critical and emerging issues affecting vulnerable adolescents around the world.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
IOM works with migrants and governments to provide humane responses to migration challenges. IOM's activities range from providing training to officials, aid to migrants in distress, to measures to counter trafficking in persons. IOM has received funding through the U.S. Department of State to provide assistance to victims of human trafficking who are identified within the U.S. and who wish to be repatriated back to their home countries. For more information, call 202-862-1826.

International Women's Rights Center "La Strada"
The primary goal of the La Strada Association is to improve the position of women and to promote their universal rights, including the right to choose to emigrate and work abroad and to be protected from violence and abuse.

Let’s End Human Trafficking
This community awareness campaign is an initiative of the New York City Office of the Mayor. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about human trafficking, its impact on victims, and to encourage victims to seek help. The campaign encourages victims and citizens with tips to immediately report incidents to 911 in an emergency. Individuals wishing to learn more about the campaign can contact 311 (within New York City) or may call a toll-free National Hotline at 1-888-3737-888. The campaign site also provides resources and information on training for allied professionals.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
This organization works in coordination with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide services to victims of trafficking under the age of 18. Victims receive foster care placement and other benefits and services.

Maiti Nepal
Maiti Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture.

MiraMed
The mission of MiraMed is to protect, educate and support Russia’s disadvantaged youth and children growing up in institutions and eliminate the sexual trafficking of vulnerable young women and girls while assisting in the rescue, return and rehabilitation of trafficking victims.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Call NHTRC at 1-888-373-7888 to: report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in your area; or request training and technical assistance, general information or specific anti-trafficking resources.

Protection Project
The Protection Project gathers and disseminates information about worldwide trafficking in persons, focusing on national and international laws, legal cases, and implications of trafficking in other areas of U.S. and international foreign policy. The project is a 5-year research project based at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

Salvation Army: Combating Human Trafficking
These pages provide highlights of The Salvation Army's efforts to eradicate human trafficking.

Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International is a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness.

Trafficking in the Philippines
This Web site provides resources on trafficking in persons in the Philippines and works to improve responses to trafficking in person cases.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
This site is home to the UNODC Crime Programme, which is the UN office responsible for crime prevention, criminal justice, and law reform. It also focuses attention on combating transnational organized crime and human trafficking.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program
This organization works in coordination with Lutheran Immigration Relief Services and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide services for victims of trafficking who are under the age of 18. Victims receive placement in foster care setting and other services and benefits. USCCB also administers funding to organizations to provide case management and other services to adult victims of trafficking.

Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc.
The Visayan Forum Foundation works for the welfare of marginalized migrants, especially those working in the invisible and informal sectors, like domestic workers, and trafficked women and children.

Vital Voices Global Partnership
Vital Voices Global Partnership is at the forefront of international coalitions to combat human trafficking and other forms of violence against women and girls.

OVC-Funded Resources

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
Operating in Los Angeles County, California, the mission of CAST is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.

Federal Resources

Legal Services Corporation
LSC is a private, non-profit corporation established by Congress in 1974. LSC makes grants to independent local programs across the country to provide civil legal services to Americans without considerable financial means. The TVPA granted the LSC the responsibility to extend program services to those eligible for T and U Visas.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Women in Development (WID)
USAID's WID program supports the education of girls and fosters economic and political opportunities for women. These programs help create conditions that lessen the vulnerability of women and children to traffickers. USAID also funds direct anti-trafficking programs, which are described in more detail in Trafficking in Persons: USAID's Response.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
USAID's WID program supports the education of girls and fosters economic and political opportunities for women. These programs help create conditions that lessen the vulnerability of women and children to traffickers. USAID also funds direct anti-trafficking programs, which are described in more detail in Trafficking in Persons: USAID's Response.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
The USCIS within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers this Web page of federal agency links to information about the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, implementation of the law, and victim benefits and services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking
ACF offers Rescue & Restore, a public awareness Web site to combat human trafficking, and a referral hotline, 1-888-373-7888, that connects victims with NGOs in their local area. The Rescue & Restore Campaign website offers outreach kits to educate and assist health care providers, social service providers, and law enforcement officers in their efforts to identify and help victims of trafficking.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
ORR helps refugees and other special populations (such as adult victims of severe forms of trafficking) obtain economic and social self-sufficiency in the United States. ORR is responsible for certifying adult victims of human trafficking so that they may receive federally funded benefits and services to the same extent as refugees. More information about ORR benefits and services to victims of human trafficking is located on their Web site.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Human Trafficking
The Department of Homeland Security is committed to combating the global crime of human trafficking. Through public outreach, victim protection, and law enforcement training, the Department works diligently to prevent human trafficking before it occurs, to protect victims when it has occurred, and to minimize reoccurrence by conducting investigations to bring traffickers to justice.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS)
CEOS works to combat incidences of child exploitation and trafficking of women and children. Issues under the CEOS umbrella include child pornography, illegal interstate or international transportation of women and children, international parental abduction, computer-related exploitation of children, and child victimization on federal and Indian lands.

U.S. Department of State: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
The Center is a joint venture of participating agencies, which include the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other governmental agencies. This Office provides critical resources for the fight against trafficking by assisting in the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts around the world and in the U.S. This Office also has the responsibility for drafting the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which discusses the actions that countries, including the U.S., have taken to combat trafficking in persons in that year.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Human Trafficking
ICE's Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit works to identify criminals and organizations involved in illicit human trafficking and human smuggling activities.

White House: End Human Trafficking
This section on the White House Web site provides updates on the Administration's actions to combat human trafficking and assist trafficking victims.

Non-Governmental Resources

Action to Counter Trafficking (ACT), U.S. Association for International Migration

The ACT project provides community outreach and education and offers social service providers training, networking, and financial and technical expertise to combat trafficking in the United States.

Anti-Slavery International (ASI)

ASI works to end slavery and related abuses, including trafficking in persons and forced prostitution, focusing on the rights of people who are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, notably women, children, migrant workers, and indigenous peoples.

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC)

BSCC's purpose is to prevent and intervene in the commercial and sexual exploitation of men, women and children while advocating for all exploited persons.

Break the Chain Campaign

BTCC seeks to prevent and address the abuse and exploitation of migrant women workers through holistic leadership development, community engagement and survivor-driven outreach and policy advocacy.

Child Centre: The Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk

The EGCC identifies, supports and implements cooperation on children at risk between countries and organizations in the region.

Child Labor Public Education Project

The Child Labor Public Education Project provides educational workshops and materials on a range of issues regarding child labor in the U.S. and other countries.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)

CATW is an organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms.

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children (ECPAT)

ECPAT is a global network of organizations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Freedom Network USA

The Freedom Network develops local and national networks in the U.S. and links to international networks to carry out its mission of empowering trafficked and enslaved persons. Mission objectives include raising public awareness and advocating for victims at all levels (local or international).

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services

The mission of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services is to empower young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.

Global March Against Child Labour

The Global March Against Child Labour is a movement to mobilize worldwide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children, especially the right to receive a free, meaningful education and to be free from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be harmful to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.

Human Rights Watch: Campaign Against the Trafficking of Women and Girls

HRW works to protect the human rights of people around the world and campaigns against trafficking. The Web site provides research reports and other publications, news and current events, and strategies for organizational and individual activism.

International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC): Human Trafficking

ICMC has worked in countries of origin, transit and destination to combat trafficking and provide protection and assistance to those affected.

International Justice Mission (IJM)

IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO is a specialized United Nations agency that works to mandate minimum standards of basic labor rights. The ILO operates the "Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labor," which spearheads ILO activities on forced labor and trafficking.

International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)

IOFA is dedicated to improving the lives of young people by addressing critical and emerging issues affecting vulnerable adolescents around the world.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM works with migrants and governments to provide humane responses to migration challenges. IOM's activities range from providing training to officials, aid to migrants in distress, to measures to counter trafficking in persons. IOM has received funding through the U.S. Department of State to provide assistance to victims of human trafficking who are identified within the U.S. and who wish to be repatriated back to their home countries. For more information, call 202-862-1826.

International Women's Rights Center "La Strada"

The primary goal of the La Strada Association is to improve the position of women and to promote their universal rights, including the right to choose to emigrate and work abroad and to be protected from violence and abuse.

Let’s End Human Trafficking

This community awareness campaign is an initiative of the New York City Office of the Mayor. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about human trafficking, its impact on victims, and to encourage victims to seek help. The campaign encourages victims and citizens with tips to immediately report incidents to 911 in an emergency. Individuals wishing to learn more about the campaign can contact 311 (within New York City) or may call a toll-free National Hotline at 1-888-3737-888. The campaign site also provides resources and information on training for allied professionals.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

This organization works in coordination with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide services to victims of trafficking under the age of 18. Victims receive foster care placement and other benefits and services.

Maiti Nepal

Maiti Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture.

MiraMed

The mission of MiraMed is to protect, educate and support Russia’s disadvantaged youth and children growing up in institutions and eliminate the sexual trafficking of vulnerable young women and girls while assisting in the rescue, return and rehabilitation of trafficking victims.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Call NHTRC at 1-888-373-7888 to: report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in your area; or request training and technical assistance, general information or specific anti-trafficking resources.

Protection Project

The Protection Project gathers and disseminates information about worldwide trafficking in persons, focusing on national and international laws, legal cases, and implications of trafficking in other areas of U.S. and international foreign policy. The project is a 5-year research project based at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

Salvation Army: Combating Human Trafficking

These pages provide highlights of The Salvation Army's efforts to eradicate human trafficking.

Shared Hope International

Shared Hope International is a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness.

Trafficking in the Philippines

This Web site provides resources on trafficking in persons in the Philippines and works to improve responses to trafficking in person cases.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

This site is home to the UNODC Crime Programme, which is the UN office responsible for crime prevention, criminal justice, and law reform. It also focuses attention on combating transnational organized crime and human trafficking.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program

This organization works in coordination with Lutheran Immigration Relief Services and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide services for victims of trafficking who are under the age of 18. Victims receive placement in foster care setting and other services and benefits. USCCB also administers funding to organizations to provide case management and other services to adult victims of trafficking.

Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc.

The Visayan Forum Foundation works for the welfare of marginalized migrants, especially those working in the invisible and informal sectors, like domestic workers, and trafficked women and children.

Vital Voices Global Partnership

Vital Voices Global Partnership is at the forefront of international coalitions to combat human trafficking and other forms of violence against women and girls.
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