Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a crime that involves the exploitation of a person for the purpose of compelled sex or labor.
There is no single profile of a trafficking victim.
Victims of human trafficking can be anyone—regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, education level, or citizenship status.
Any person under the age of 18 who is engaged in commercial sex acts, regardless of the use of force, fraud, or coercion, is a victim of human trafficking, even if they appear to consent to the commercial sex act. Learn More.
From July 2019 through June 2020, OVC human trafficking grantees provided services to 9,854 clients. Learn More.
OVC is working to better identify labor trafficking victims in the United States, expand the services that are available to them, and hold offenders accountable. Access information about OVC funding opportunities, training and technical assistance, research, and resources that may support your organization’s anti-labor trafficking efforts.
View OVC’s Commemoration Guide to help your organization develop and carry out its anti-trafficking awareness campaigns.
Use this resource to raise awareness of the seriousness of human trafficking, the many forms it can take, and the important role that everyone can play in identifying and serving victims.
The Understanding Human Trafficking training is a series of five interactive online modules that offer foundational learning on trauma-informed and victim-centered approaches to human trafficking.
This toolkit provides information, strategies, tools, and other resources to help organizations and programs collect and interpret data in order to enhance their work.
- Faces of Human Trafficking
- Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide
- Human Trafficking Action Research Toolkit
- Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
- The Office for Victims of Crime: An Ongoing Commitment to Victims of Human Trafficking
- Trafficking in Persons Annual Report
- Attorney General’s Annual Trafficking in Persons Report to Congress
Training and Technical Assistance
Find training and technical assistance supported by OVC and other federal government agencies on our Human Trafficking: Training page.