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Commemorating National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Every January, the Nation commemorates National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

The Office for Victims of Crime is committed to strengthening the response to human trafficking and serving victims and survivors.

Our Office’s Work to Support the Field
The Office for Victims of Crime is the largest federal funder of services for human trafficking victims in the Nation. We now manage approximately 400 grant awards, totaling approximately $270 million dollars, in 46 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands. Visit the Human Trafficking section of our site to learn more.

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center Resources
The Center offers a broad range of resources to help victim service providers, first responders, community organizations, and allied professionals build their capacity to better serve victims of human trafficking.

Participate in the self-paced Understanding Human Trafficking training. This training provides foundational learning on trauma-informed and victim-centered approaches to human trafficking through five interactive online modules.

The Human Trafficking Action Research Toolkit provides information, strategies, tools, and other resources to help organizations and programs understand and conduct action research. Action research involves jointly defining a problem to be addressed, generating knowledge about the problem through data collection, leveraging data to develop a solution or action plan, implementing the solution or action plan, and interpreting the results of the solution or action plan

Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center 
The Office for Victims of Crime recently launched the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center website. The Center helps organizations and tribes start, sustain, or expand their anti-trafficking work.

The Center also proactively reaches out to states, regions, tribes, and territories that receive little or no funding from the Office for Victims of Crime for their human trafficking programs to help address gaps in their service coverage.

Visit the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center website for more information about the Center, its free services, and a wealth of downloadable anti-trafficking resources.

Roadmap Provides Guidance to Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces
A multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking task force supports and encourages a collaborative effort among local, state, and federal law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim service providers.

The Development and Operations Roadmap for Multidisciplinary Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces provides new and experienced anti-human trafficking task forces, including those funded through the Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking program, with guidance to assess and plan task force development from start to sustainability.

The roadmap was produced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Represent Resilience Virtual Gallery 
Our Represent Resilience Virtual Gallery features original artwork by survivors, advocates, and anti-trafficking professionals.

The Office for Victims of Crime received an overwhelming response from survivors and providers across the country and, with the assistance of a survivor-led review team, we showcase four pieces of original art in our Represent Resilience Virtual Gallery.

Discover More Anti-Trafficking Resources
Learn more about Office for Victims of Crime support for anti-trafficking professionals, including resources to raise public awareness, training and technical assistance, and more on our Human Trafficking Microsite.

Date Published: January 28, 2021