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U.S. Department of Defense

Combating Trafficking in Persons

Trafficking in Persons is a leading source of profits for organized crime, together with drugs and guns, generating billions in profits. Defines Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, Child Soldiering.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Fact Sheet

March 2010

Discusses: (1) What is the Commercial Exploitation of Children; (2) How a child becomes a victim; (3) Victims are targeted, deceived, traumatized; (4) Psychology of victimization; (5) Trauma bonding; (6) Potential indicators of trafficking; (7) Statistics.

Polaris Project/National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Domestic Work

Discusses when domestic work becomes trafficking, vulnerabilities (exclusion from certain labor laws, immigrations status), means of control.

National Archives and Records Administration

Emancipation Proclamation by President of the United States Abraham Lincoln

January 1, 1863

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” Additional Relevant Links:

37 Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 183

Examining the Reality of Foreign National Child Victims of Human Trafficking in the U.S.

B. Carr — 2011

Discussing the need for amendments of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) to allow for more careful classification of whether a child is a victim, provide trafficked children with the opportunity to apply for a T Visa without making it contingent on cooperating with law enforcement, provide a timely, realistic route for child victims to reunite with family.

U.S. Department of Education

Fact Sheet for Schools: Human Trafficking of Children in the U.S

Discusses: (1) What is Human Trafficking; (2) How Does Human Trafficking Affect Our Schools; (3) Identification of a Victim of Human Trafficking; (4) Reporting a Suspected Incidence of Human Trafficking; (5) U.S. Government Assistance for Trafficking Victims; (6) Informational Resources.

released by The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Announces Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad

Discusses: (1) Executive Order Strengthening Protections in Federal Contracts; (2) Tools and Training to Identify and Assist Trafficking Victims; (3) Increased Resources for Victims; (4) Federal Strategic Action Plan (Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking, U.S. Travel Association’s Anti-Trafficking Tool Kit, Counter-Trafficking in Persons Campus Challenge, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Research Partnership with Goldman Sachs Foundation and Advisory Council on Child Trafficking, Made in the Free World Initiative, etc.).