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Human Trafficking

OVC TTAC provides practitioner-driven, evidence-based training and technical assistance (TTA) that is responsive to the particular needs of victim service providers, their communities, and the victims they serve, including a specific focus on human trafficking. The types of TTA include tailored, onsite consultations and trainings in response to specific requests, professional development scholarships, crime victim scholarships, and a number of online resources, including our e-Guide for newly formed and established multidisciplinary task forces.

We provide training and technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders by supporting the work of OVC Human Trafficking grantees, promoting collaboration and communication among human trafficking task forces, and building capacity among general victim service providers, allied professionals, and the general public.

If you are a service provider or organization of any kind, please reach out to humantrafficking@ovcttac.org and ask how we can help you get the training you need to combat human trafficking in your community. Follow the links below for some of the ways in which we can support your human trafficking efforts.

Examples of types of support from OVC TTAC:

  • OVC TTAC team provides phone and 6-hour on-site technical assistance consultation to members of a multidisciplinary group interested in forming an human trafficking task force in Ohio. The TA addressed various issues such as task force structure and formation, leadership, and membership.
  • OVC TTAC sends an expert consultant to South Carolina to train approximately 200 mental health care providers, legislators, law enforcement personnel, hotel staff, and other allied professionals on the identification of human trafficking victims. OVC TTAC maintains a consultant database of subject matter experts and trainers nationwide who are selected for TTAs.
  • OVC TTAC provides financial support and facilitates a group of task force members from Texas to visit and shadow an human trafficking victim service organization in Georgia to help the task force design a statewide protocol for comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking.
  • OVC TTAC provides scholarship funding to a victim advocate specialist to attend a professional human trafficking conference that builds the advocate’s capacity to better serve human trafficking victims.

Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors' Needs

This five-part webinar series offers strategies, practical tips, case studies, and resources to help domestic violence and sexual assault service providers improve outcomes for human trafficking survivors. This webinar series is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, Office on Violence Against Women, and Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Family Violence Prevention and Services Program; and State Justice Institute's Human Trafficking and the State Courts Collaborative.

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May 28, 2015 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session explains the overlap between human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault; explores ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement; and considers examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification.
June 18, 2015 1.5 hours Coming Soon
This session explores strategies for promoting collaboration while protecting confidentiality; explains the overlap between human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault; explores ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement; and considers examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification.
July 9, 2015 1.5 hours Coming Soon
This session identifies effective collaboration strategies that leverage culturally specific resources on behalf of survivors; explains the overlap between human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault; explores ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement; and considers examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification.
August 13, 2015 1.5 hours Coming Soon
This session shares examples of successful law enforcement collaborations; explains the overlap between human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault; explores ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement; and considers examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification.
September 24, 2015 1.5 hours Coming Soon
This session identifies court-based strategies to address the needs of trafficking victims and understand the role and significance of the court and judicial leadership in developing a response to human trafficking; explores ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement; and considers examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification.

Capacity Building Webinars for Human Trafficking Service Providers

The following webinars provide information on key services and strategies for victim service providers working with survivors of human trafficking. These are pre-recorded and available to view at your convenience.

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1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session focusses on what civil legal remedies are available to human trafficking survivors through state and federal laws, criminal restitution available at the federal level and tips on how to advocate for these types of remedies.
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This session focuses on confidentiality and privilege issues that need to be considered from a case manager, social worker, and attorney's perspective in serving survivors, how to talk to clients about those issues, common case management and victim service challenges surrounding confidentially and privilege, and strategies to address them.
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This session focuses on how to identify a human trafficking victim with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD), how to talk to clients about those issues, common case management and victim service challenges surrounding confidentially and privilege and strategies to address them, tips for communicating with a human trafficking victim with an I/DD, and resources to utilize when working with a human trafficking victim with an I/DD.
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This session guides participants through a domestic servitude labor trafficking case study. The session highlights strategies in identifying and building a labor trafficking case, similarities and differences in collaborating between law enforcement and victim service providers in a sex trafficking case vs. labor trafficking case, working with foreign national vs. U.S. citizen survivors, and challenges faced when bringing a labor trafficking case to a prosecutor.
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This session focuses on the eligibility requirements for a T and U Visa, key differences, necessary documents and evidence required in a T and U Visa application, and when and how to coordinate with law enforcement and prosecutors in the T and U Visa process.
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This session focuses on what is the Public Workforce System and the resources available through its One Stop Career Centers, tips on how to navigate the Public Workforce System and its One Stop Career Centers on behalf of survivors, and special programs and opportunities for minors and foreign nationals through the Public Workforce System.
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This session highlights challenges in obtaining shelter and housing for human trafficking victims and how to address those challenges, how to get creative in addressing housing options, types of non-traditional partnerships, and different considerations in responding to victims in rural, suburban and urban settings.

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Resources for Service Providers, Task Forces, & General Public

Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide
Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide

This e-learning tool offers human trafficking task forces and allied professionals practical information on the creation and day-to-day operations of task forces, as well as essential knowledge they need to effectively identify and assist victims and to investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases.

VictimLaw
VictimLaw

VictimLaw is a user-friendly database of victims’ rights laws. This is a useful tool for service providers to find information on victims’ rights laws in their jurisdiction. It also contains several legal provisions relating to human trafficking currently in effect.

Directory of TTA Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers
Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers

This directory was developed by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) as a resource for practitioners and task forces seeking to expand and enhance their knowledge of anti-human trafficking practices. It contains a comprehensive list of anti-human trafficking distance learning, in-person training, and training by request opportunities, and location/contact information.