Chart of Federal Agencies with an Anti-Trafficking Mission as of 2014.
More than 30 logos are used in this chart to illustrate the breadth of federal coverage provided by multiple agencies. Federal efforts are coordinated by the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and overseen by the White House National Security Council and Domestic Policy Council. The chart shows agencies and campaigns grouped into three overarching categories of law enforcement, services, and research.
Category 1. Within Law Enforcement, efforts are categorized further into the four areas of interdiction, investigation, prosecution, and support. Interdiction is provided by United States Customs and Border and Protection (CBP) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
Criminal Investigations are conducted by U..S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency with a focus on Homeland Security Investigations; the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with a focus on civil rights and violent crimes against children; and the U.S. Department of State (DOS), with its Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
Prosecution is carried out by components of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit, and Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. Interagency efforts by ACT Teams, Interpol, and BJA-Funded Task Forces support investigations and prosecution.
Supporting Agencies are the DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Category 2. Within Victim Services and Benefits, the agencies are divided into services and benefits groups. The services group is subdivided into domestic and foreign categories. Some agencies or departments appear more than once as they support both a service and a benefit.
Services, Domestic. At the domestic level, six agencies within DOJ, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and ICE offer services to victims:
- DOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office on Violence Against Women, Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office for Victim Assistance (a component of the FBI).
- HHS’s Administration for Children and Families.
- ICE’s HSI Victim Assistance Program (part of the Homeland Security Investigations directorate).
Services, Foreign. At the foreign level, victim services are offered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and DOS’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Benefits. For benefits, three policy or program areas are shown: the Continued Presence program offered by ICE; T and U Nonimmigrant Status visas offered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); and certification and eligibility offered by HHS.
Category 3. The third and final overarching category is Research, Training, Awareness, Outreach, and Diplomacy. These efforts are supported by 20 U.S. Departments and agencies spanning the Federal Government. Several U.S. Departments appearing under Law Enforcement and Victim Services and Benefits, also appear for this category.
The list includes DOJ, EEOC, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB), HHS, ICE, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), FBI, Office of the Director of Naval Intelligence (ODNI), USCIS, DOL, DOS, DOS’s Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center (HSTC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign and Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), USAID, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Department of Education (DoED), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).