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Human Trafficking


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.


U.S. Attorney’s Office Seeks Individuals Trafficked on CityXGuide.com. Learn More.

Twenty Years of Progress in the Anti-Trafficking Movement. Learn More.

Just Launched: Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center Website. Learn More.


Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center

Operated by OVC, the Center provides free coaching, mentoring, and a resource library for organizations and federally recognized tribes looking to start, sustain, or grow their anti-trafficking work.

Faces of Human Trafficking

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.

Understanding Human Trafficking

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. 

OVC TTAC Human Trafficking Action Research Toolkit

This toolkit provides information, strategies, tools, and other resources to help organizations and programs collect and interpret data in order to enhance their work.

Date Created: April 28, 2020