Resources for Prosecutors

The resources listed below are identified primarily to help in the prosecution of human trafficking cases.
These resources are intended to provide general information and guidance for prosecutors. Your office may have more specific or different procedures for handling human trafficking cases.
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 Virginia 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.


Non-Government Resources

FEDERAL STATUTES RELATED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING (Source:U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division)
This link accesses the list of federal statues listed below.  The federal statues listed below will link to their respective descriptions via the U.S. Code on Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute.
This report is based on findings of a survey of prosecutors and their experience with human trafficking cases.