Human Trafficking Resources
Human Trafficking Resources

Human trafficking is a problem in the U.S. and around the world, affecting the most vulnerable: children who are in foster care, homeless, struggling with mental health issues, part of the LGBT community, or sexually abused. Women and girls account for 98% of victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation (International Labour Organization Report). Support Restore Her Heart to protect, rescue and empower women and girls here in the U.S. and around the world.

Assessment Tool:
Questions by Covenant House to help case workers and others identify whether a person could be a human trafficking victim.
Healing the Wounds of Trauma is a core manual from the Trauma Healing Institute for facilitators and participants who care for people who have suffered. It offers a practical approach to engaging mental health principles to provide a foundation for restored lives and relationships.
Awareness poster can be downloaded, printed, and distributed in your community. Available in Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Presidential Proclamation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month 2017:
President Obama made January a national month of awareness to raise awareness about human trafficking in the United States and abroad.
Presidential Actions:
On April 9, 2013, the White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking highlighted progress made to combat human trafficking.
Restore Her Heart:
Learn more about Community Health Charities’ causes to support women and girls.
Federal Program: Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center:
The Department of Justice gateway to training and technical assistance for victim service providers and allied professionals who serve crime victims.
Federal Program: White House Fact Sheet:
Details the four priority areas: rule of law, victim services, procurement and supply chains, and public awareness and outreach of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Federal Program: U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking 2016 Annual Report:
This report provides an overview of human trafficking and identifies three actionable recommendations to improve U.S. government federal anti-trafficking policies. It also highlights areas for future collaboration nationally and internationally with state and local governments, NGOs, faith-based organizations, community members, businesses, and philanthropists.
Federal Program: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Brief: Sex Trafficking: A Gender-Based Civil Rights Violation:
This 169-page report by a panel of experts on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights examines the federal government’s response to the human trafficking issue from a gender-based discrimination perspective and also addresses the difficulty in collecting and tracking accurate data on the prevalence of sex trafficking of minors versus adults.
Federal Program: DOJ Office of Justice Programs Matrix of Human Trafficking Services Grantees and Task Forces:
List of Office of Victims of Crimes funded services in each U.S. state that offers health care and other services for trafficking victims.
Legal Training and Assistance for Crime Victims:
List of services offered by the DOJ Office of Justice Programs for attorneys that assist human trafficking victims. Includes customized technical assistance, training and professional development scholarships.
Frequently asked questions about human trafficking from the United Nations.
National Hotline:
website by Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim (with a foreword by Elisa Morgan) addresses how individuals, corporations, organizations and politicians can join the fight to end human trafficking.
Interfaith Toolkit:
Faith-Based Resources for Bahá’í, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant faith communities compiled by the The Washington Inter-Religious Staff Community Working Group on Human Trafficking.
Volunteer Opportunities: is an online search portal that allows individuals to find volunteer opportunities.
In Plain Sight raises awareness of the thousands of women and children who are forced, coerced, or deceived into the commercial sex trade each year in the United States.
Affected for Life is a training film that illustrates the elements and different forms of human trafficking. The film is available in both full-length (23 minutes) and abbreviated version (13 minutes) in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Presented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.