Twenty years ago, Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. This landmark legislation provided a framework for protecting victims, holding traffickers criminally accountable, and preventing victimization from occurring in the first place.
As part of our commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the Office for Victims of Crime is launching the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center website.
The Center offers free coaching and mentoring to organizations and federally recognized tribes looking to start, sustain, or grow their anti-trafficking work. It offers help in a number of areas, including financial management, community partnerships, delivery of victim services, and more. A resource library provides information on topics including grant funding availability for human trafficking and victim identification programs. It also houses sample documents for formalizing partnerships and managing relationships.
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.
“The Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center will be able to provide the resources necessary so that you can build capacity in your organization or tribe to address this heinous crime,” states Bill Woolf, Senior Advisor for Victim Services and Human Trafficking Program Director, in a video message.