Human Trafficking Resources for Victims Services

The resources listed below were developed primarily to help victims services providers assist human trafficking victims. They were gathered from international, federal and state government agencies and organizations, as well as from private non-profit organizations, that deal with human trafficking.
These resources are intended to provide general information and guidance for victims services providers. Your organization 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

EXISTE AYUDA TOOLKIT (Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime)
The goal of the Existe Ayuda project is to produce and disseminate replicable Spanish-language outreach materials to help improve the cultural competence of service providers and the accessibility of services for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence. These materials—glossaries, PowerPoint presentations, and other tools—will help facilitate the work of bilingual/bicultural staff, especially those who are just beginning Spanish-language programs.
IMMIGRATION OPTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF CRIMES (Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)
This brochure provides information for law enforcement, heath care providers, and others on immigration options for victims of crimes, including trafficking victims.
INFORMATION FOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING (Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Victims Assistance Program)
A brochure that provides information to help individuals understand their rights under federal law as a victim of human trafficking in the United States, and what assistance is available to victims.
Fact sheet containing strategic word choice and usage geared to establish trust between law enforcement officers and trafficking victims.
THE MINDSET OF A HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM (Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Fact sheet highlighting challenges a law enforcement officer may encounter when interacting with potential human trafficking victims.

Non-Government Resources

A GUIDE FOR LEGAL ADVOCATES PROVIDING SERVICES TO VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING (Source: US Conference of Catholic Bishops' Migration and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles)
A very extensive guide on legal issues and services concerning human trafficking.