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OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) Brochure (February 2016) OVC, 2 pages, NCJ 249058.
This brochure describes the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), which is authorized by Congress to reimburse eligible direct victims of acts of international terrorism that occur outside the United States for expenses associated with that victimization. It includes a list of the expenses that are eligible for reimbursement; explains the difference between itemized, interim emergency, and supplemental applications; and provides deadlines for filing a claim.
Abstract | PDF
 
Faces of Human Trafficking (January 2016) OVC, 10 pages, 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.
Abstract | HTML
 
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)
 
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program--Report to Congress (2009) OVC, Report, 32 pages, NCJ 231686.
This report outlines the activities and accomplishments of OVC's International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) from June 2007 through August 2008. The report includes a background of the program, authorizing legislation, and funding structure; an explanation of the procedures for filing and processing applications for reimbursement; a description of the informational materials, tools, and outreach campaigns targeted at potential claimants and collaborating agencies and partners; a statistical analysis of applications received and victims assisted; lessons learned; and future program goals.
Abstract | PDF
 

OJP Publications

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.

Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series Abstract | PDF | TEXT
 
Multiple Perspectives on Battered Mothers and their Children Fleeing to the United States for Safety: A Study of Hague Convention Cases (December 2010) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 405 pages, NCJ 232624.
This report focuses on the situations of women who experienced abuse in another country and came to the United States in an effort to protect themselves and their children, but who then faced civil actions in U.S. state or federal courts for child abduction under international legal agreements.
Abstract | PDF
 
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
 

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Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Jan 29 2014 at 2:00PM, Mary Atlas-Terry, Victim Justice Program Specialist, OVC, and Corey Walz, Special Assistant to the Chair of the DHS Blue Campaign, and Katherine Chon, Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons, HHS, hosted a discussion on Implications of Human Trafficking Federal Strategic Action Plan

On Mar 6 2013 at 2:00PM, Jean Bruggeman, Human Trafficking Fellow with the Office for Victims of Crime, and Robin Hassler Thompson, consultant on issues related to human trafficking and domestic and sexual violence law and policy, hosted a discussion on Meeting Legal Needs of Adult and Minor Victims of Human Trafficking

On Aug 22 2012 at 2:00PM, Ari Redbord, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, and Derek Marsh, Lieutenant with Westminster Police Department in California, hosted a discussion on Implementing the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Model

On May 9 2012 at 2:00PM, Jamie Barnett, President of International Cruise Victims, hosted a discussion on Addressing the Needs of Victims on Cruise Ships

On Feb 24 2010 at 2:00PM, Anne Seymour, co-author of OVC's Strategic Planning Toolkit, and Viki Sharp, educator and trainer, hosted a discussion on Strategic Planning for Victim Service Leaders


What is the Federal Government doing to combat human trafficking?
Although the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has long enforced criminal laws against involuntary se... Read More

I am a U.S. citizen, living in another country, and I have been a victim of terrorism. How may I obtain assistance?
Victims of international terrorism may receive reimbursement from the International Terrorism Victim... Read More

What steps are being taken by the Federal government to combat human trafficking?
Information on government efforts to combat human trafficking can be found in the Attorney General's... Read More

Can you tell me where I can find international victimization data?
International victimization data are available from the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justi... Read More

How do I report human trafficking?
Call 1-888-373-7888 (toll-free) or text BeFree (233733) to the National Human Trafficking Resource C... Read More

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Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) Brochure (February 2016) OVC, 2 pages, NCJ 249058. This brochure describes the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), which is authorized by Congress to reimburse eligible direct victims of acts of international terrorism that occur outside the United States for expenses associated with that victimization. It includes a list of the expenses that are eligible for reimbursement; explains the difference between itemized, interim emergency, and supplemental applications; and provides deadlines for filing a claim.
Abstract | PDF
 
Faces of Human Trafficking (January 2016) OVC, 10 pages, 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.
Abstract | HTML
 
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)
 
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program--Report to Congress (2009) OVC, Report, 32 pages, NCJ 231686. This report outlines the activities and accomplishments of OVC's International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) from June 2007 through August 2008. The report includes a background of the program, authorizing legislation, and funding structure; an explanation of the procedures for filing and processing applications for reimbursement; a description of the informational materials, tools, and outreach campaigns targeted at potential claimants and collaborating agencies and partners; a statistical analysis of applications received and victims assisted; lessons learned; and future program goals.
Abstract | PDF
 

OJP Publications

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.
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
 
Multiple Perspectives on Battered Mothers and their Children Fleeing to the United States for Safety: A Study of Hague Convention Cases (December 2010) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 405 pages, NCJ 232624. This report focuses on the situations of women who experienced abuse in another country and came to the United States in an effort to protect themselves and their children, but who then faced civil actions in U.S. state or federal courts for child abduction under international legal agreements.
Abstract | PDF
 
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
 

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Related Resources

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.
 
Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad
SASHAA specializes in prevention and response to American victim's of sexual assault overseas. Victims of crime may obtain culturally sensitive assistance and services from SASHAA advocates via hotline, live chat, or email. SASHAA is a program of the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
 

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.
 
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of 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. 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. 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 State
The State Department is committed to assisting American citizens who become victims of crime while abroad and can help victims in two ways. Overseas: consular officers, agents, and staff work with crime victims and help them with the local police and medical systems. In the United States: the office of Overseas Citizens Services will stay in touch with family members in the United States, and help provide U.S.-based resources for the victim when possible.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

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.
 
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.
 
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence - Canada (NCFV)
The NCFV is Canada’s resource center for information on violence within relationships of kinship, intimacy, dependency or trust.
 
Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International is a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness.
 
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.
 

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Web Forum Discussions

Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Jan 29 2014 at 2:00PM, Mary Atlas-Terry, Victim Justice Program Specialist, OVC, and Corey Walz, Special Assistant to the Chair of the DHS Blue Campaign, and Katherine Chon, Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons, HHS, hosted a discussion on Implications of Human Trafficking Federal Strategic Action Plan

On Mar 6 2013 at 2:00PM, Jean Bruggeman, Human Trafficking Fellow with the Office for Victims of Crime, and Robin Hassler Thompson, consultant on issues related to human trafficking and domestic and sexual violence law and policy, hosted a discussion on Meeting Legal Needs of Adult and Minor Victims of Human Trafficking

On Aug 22 2012 at 2:00PM, Ari Redbord, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, and Derek Marsh, Lieutenant with Westminster Police Department in California, hosted a discussion on Implementing the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Model

On May 9 2012 at 2:00PM, Jamie Barnett, President of International Cruise Victims, hosted a discussion on Addressing the Needs of Victims on Cruise Ships

On Feb 24 2010 at 2:00PM, Anne Seymour, co-author of OVC's Strategic Planning Toolkit, and Viki Sharp, educator and trainer, hosted a discussion on Strategic Planning for Victim Service Leaders


FAQs

What is the Federal Government doing to combat human trafficking?
Although the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has long enforced criminal laws against involuntary se... Read More

I am a U.S. citizen, living in another country, and I have been a victim of terrorism. How may I obtain assistance?
Victims of international terrorism may receive reimbursement from the International Terrorism Victim... Read More

What steps are being taken by the Federal government to combat human trafficking?
Information on government efforts to combat human trafficking can be found in the Attorney General's... Read More

Can you tell me where I can find international victimization data?
International victimization data are available from the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justi... Read More

How do I report human trafficking?
Call 1-888-373-7888 (toll-free) or text BeFree (233733) to the National Human Trafficking Resource C... Read More

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National Calendar of Crime Victim Assistance-Related Events
Upcoming Event(s)
National Organization for Victim Assistance Conference
San Diego, CA
08/14/2017-08/17/2017

2017 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) National Training Conference
Washington, DC
08/15/2017-08/17/2017

National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
San Francisco, CA
09/26/2017-09/28/2017

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