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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 2018 through June 2019, OVC human trafficking grantees provided services to 8,375 clients. Learn More.


OVC releases a Resource Guide on COVID-19 for Human Trafficking Grantees. Learn More.

Register for a New Online Training on Human Trafficking. Learn More.

Important Resources

Training and Technical Assistance

Find training and technical assistance supported by OVC and other federal government agencies on our Human Trafficking: Training page.


Date Created: April 28, 2020