TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RESEARCH
Here are a few of the many organizations and resources that provide information and direction for law enforcement regarding human trafficking:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victims- Witness Coordinator: Toll free number 866-872-4973. Each ICE or F.B.I field office has a victim- witness coordinator who specializes in victim assistance and the investigative stage. There are 300 ICE Victims Assistance Coordinators throughout the U.S. who assist with victim needs and services.
U.S Attorney Law Enforcement Community Coordinator (LECC): in each state, this individual can provide you with the right information of your department and find the appropriate agents, offices, and resources within the federal government. The liaison is accessible through the local U.S Attorney's Office.
U.S Attorney Victim-Witness Coordinator: The victim- witness coordinator in your area can obtain victims services in multiple jurisdictions and can be helpful for providing services in rural and remotes areas. The coordinator is accessible through the local U.S Attorney's Office.
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Victim Witness Coordinator: Each FBI field has a victim- witness coordinator as well. They can be reached through the headquarters victim witness staff at 202- 324-6360. can be accessed by visiting
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RESEARCH IN NEW JERSEY
|Victims of Crime Compensation Office (VCCO)
|Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
|Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline
|Statewide Sexual Violence Hotline
|Statewide Human Trafficking Hotline
|National Domestic Violence Hotline
|National Sexual Violence Hotline
|National Human Trafficking Hotline
|County Domestic Violence Programs|
|County Sexual Violence Programs|
|NJ Coalition for Battered Women
|NJ Coalition Against Sexual Violence
UNESCO Trafficking Project: Human trafficking Org Project: A web resource for combating human trafficking: This web site has has a country-specific such as national laws and action plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies: www.humantrafficking.org
Safe Horizon: Based in New York, they support victims of all forms of violence by providing a range of important services. Free number 800-810-7444 or visit www.safehorizon.org
Polaris Project: Based in Washington, D.C., Polaris offers victims support services such as, legal advocacy, case management, and interpretation. They also provide training and technical assistance. Call 202- 745-1001. Can be accessed by visiting www.polarisproject.org
Free the slaves: Based in Washington, D.C., Their mission is to research the global phenomenon of trafficking and advocate against it. Call 202- 638-1865 or visit www.freetheslaves.net.
Coalition to abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST): Based in Los Angeles, CAST provides a variety of services for victims including shelter, legal advocacy, medical care, translation, and counseling. They also provide training for community members and law enforcement. Call 213- 365-1906 or visit www.castla.org
The Freedom Network: This member based- organization links groups providing services in every region in U.S. to trafficking victims. Visit www.dalitnetwork.org
The Touch A Life Foundation: The Touch A Life office is based in Dallas. This organization has performed child rescue operations on Lake Volta in northern Ghana, West Africa.Visit:
The Campaign to Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking- National Human Trafficking Resource Center: The NHTRC is a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-funded program operated and implemented by Polaris Project for the purpose of providing a national, 24-hour, toll-free hotline number for the human trafficking field in the United States. The NHTRC is a core component of Polaris Project’s Training and Technical Assistance Program. By operating the national hotline, the NHTRC works to help improve the national response to protect victims of human trafficking in the U.S. by providing callers with a range of comprehensive services. Call 1888-3737-888
National Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force Complaint Line: This line can provide immediate translation services in over 150 languages. Law enforcement officers can also call this number for assistance in determining if a case may be trafficking. Call 888-428-7581 or visit www.usdoj.gov/crt/crim/tpwetf.htm.
Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline: Operated by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), this hotline can help you determine whether you may have a case of human trafficking and also help you to identify local resources to assist victims. Call 24/7 888-373-7888 or visit www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/help/tip.htm.
Office of Violence against Women (OVW), visit www.usdoj.gov/ovw/index.html.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), visit www.unodc.org
Federal Government Links:
Department of State, Office to Combat and Monitor Trafficking in Persons, Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP): https://www.state.gov/g/tip/
The Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Includes information on Trafficking in Persons: https://www.state.gov/g/drl/hr/
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force: https://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/
US Trafficking In Persons Report: https://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/index.htm
The United States Agency for International Development, Trafficking in Persons, USAIDS Response: www.usaid.gov
Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, Trafficking in Persons, A Guide for Non-Governmental Organizations: https://www.dol.gov/wb/
State Draft Laws
Federal and State Statute
- State Statutes Prohibiting Prostitution Surrounding Activities
Establishing a Commercial Enterprise for the Purpose of Evading Immigration Laws [INA Sec. 275(d)[8 U.S.C. 1325(d)].
The Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986 (b)
Child victims' and child witness'
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-Trafficking in Persons Report 2016 -- Complete Report (PDF)
-Introductory Material (PDF)
-Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)
-Country Narratives: D-I (PDF)
-Country Narratives: J-M (PDF)
-Country Narratives: N-S (PDF)
-Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case (PDF)
-Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material (PDF)
These are some of the things you can do to help fight human trafficking:
Be informed! Educate yourself about human trafficking by reading about it. Follow events in the news. Keep your eyes open - human trafficking is happening all around us.
Raise awareness! Talk to friends, family and colleagues. You could even start talking to your local politicians and authorities.
Get involved! Participate in an anti-trafficking movement in your area and get involved in its activities and campaigns (e.g. hold events, distribute posters, leaflets etc.) in your neighborhood and in schools.
Encourage businesses! Be a responsible consumer! Inform yourself on the labour policies of companies to ensure their products are free from slave labour and other forms of exploitation. If possible, buy fair trade products.
Seek support! If you suspect that someone has been trafficked report it to the institutions or assistance facilities dealing with human trafficking in your area.
"It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name -- modern slavery."
– President Barack OBAMA