Human Trafficking Resources for Commonwealth's Attorneys

The resources listed below were developed primarily to help in the prosecution of human trafficking cases.
These resources are intended to provide general information and guidance for Commonwealth's Attorneys. Your office may have more specific procedures for dealing with human trafficking.
This page includes links to various websites and documents which may be useful to those involved in identifying, investigating, and prosecuting human trafficking and serving victims. Users are advised that these documents and websites are identified for informational purposes and that the information and opinions presented within each are the responsibility of the authors and do not represent official positions or policies of the Department of Criminal Justice Services.


Government Resources

VIRGINIA ANTI-TRAFFICKING CRIMINAL LAWS & INFORMATION – 2011 (Source: Virginia Office of the Attorney General)
This document provides information specific to the use of Virginia’s criminal laws for prosecuting cases involving human trafficking.


FEDERAL STATUTES RELATED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING (Source:U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division)
This link accesses a U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, webpage which provides summary information on the laws as well as links to the U.S. Code via Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute.


Non-Government Resources

This report is based on findings of a survey of prosecutors and their experience with human trafficking cases.