Human Trafficking Resources for Victims Services in Virginia
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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.
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.
MESSAGES FOR COMMUNICATING WITH VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING (Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
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.
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.
DOMESTIC SEX TRAFFICKING: THE CRIMINAL OPERATIONS OF THE AMERICAN PIMP (Source: Polaris Project)
A condensed guide to human trafficking for service providers and law enforcement. Includes:
- A Brief Overview: The Elements of the Crime of Human Trafficking Are Present
- Common Myths and Misperceptions About Human Trafficking in the U.S.
- Key provisions of the TVPA
- Potential Trafficking Indicators
- The A-M-P Model
DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE ADVOCATE HANDBOOK ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING (Source: Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
This handbook is designed for domestic violence and sexual violence advocates. Though primarily for Florida providers, it contains basic information on human trafficking and how to identify and assist a person who is trafficked.
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (A GUIDE FOR NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS) (source: U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau)
This guide provides general information regarding human trafficking, federal benefits and services, immigration related information, and resources.
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING TOOLKIT FOR ANIT-TRAFFICKING SERVICE PROVIDERS (Source: Project Hope International and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)
Organizations that Assist Victims of Human Trafficking
1736 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 387-2870
Commonwealth Catholic Charities
1512 Willow Lawn Drive
P.O. Box 6565
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone (804) 285-5900
P.O. Box 48626
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: (202) 525-1426
2001 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 610-9600
Washington, D.C. Office
P.O. Box 53315
Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: (202) 745-1001
Virginia Poverty Law Center
700 East Franklin Street, Suite 14T1
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 782-9430
It is a listing of all the anti-human trafficking organizations that we know about.
National Advocacy Organizations Working To End Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking In North Carolina
The Carolina Women’s Center
Chapel Hill, NC
Mission: The Carolina Women’s Center works toward eradicating sex trafficking in the state and
worldwide through policy and advocacy efforts. The Center helps to generate research and
knowledge about trafficking practices. They raise awareness, both on campus and in the
community, about the human rights violations trafficking causes, including the mental and
physical effects on its victims and the impact on communities. The Center is a member of two
state-wide anti-trafficking coalitions: the North Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking and
NC Stop Human Trafficking. (Source: Human Trafficking, North Carolina)
North Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NCCAHT)
Mission: NCCAHT is a group of professionals from multiple fields that work to raise awareness
about human trafficking across North Carolina, to support efforts to prosecute traffickers, and to
identify and assist victims. In 2007, the North Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking
published a manual with more information about the taskforce and trafficking in general. (Source:
North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Raleigh, NC
Mission: NC Stop Human Trafficking is a statewide organization whose mission is to eradicate
modern day slavery in all its forms; they work to connect individuals, community groups, and
faith-based organizations in North Carolina who fight against human trafficking to collaborate,
communicate, educate and advocate. They focus on the underlying, root causes of the problem
to avoid putting a band-aid on the symptoms. (Source: NC Stop Human Trafficking)
http://web.northstate.net/ Triad Ladder of Hope