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Message from OVC Director Jessica Hart: 20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act

Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart speaks about the Administration's commitment to combating human trafficking and providing services to victims as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. This landmark legislation identified a three-pronged approach to address this issue: protection, prevention, and prosecution. In commemoration of this anniversary, we launched the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center website; and opened the Represent Resilience Virtual Gallery that features original artwork by survivors, advocates, and anti-trafficking professionals across the country. Join the Office for Victims of Crime in commemorating the 20th anniversary of this landmark legislation.

Date Created: October 28, 2020