Library for Health Care Providers

Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Resource Guide for Social Service Providers

Division of Anti-Trafficking in Persons, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

September 18, 2012

“The booklet outlines the types of Federal benefits and services available to trafficking victims in various immigration categories. Included in the guide is a chart for each Federal program that describes eligibility information for certified adults, children with letters of eligibility, lawful permanent residents, U.S. citizens, and others.” It describes various community and State-funded resources, including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, legal assistance, and job training[;] [and] provides information on how a foreign national trafficking victim can obtain a Certification Letter or Eligibility Letter from the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement.”

Boston College Law Review

International Organ Trafficking Crisis: Solutions Addressing the Heart of the Matter

E. Kelly — May 2013

“The grave inadequacy of current international attempts to curtail organ trafficking signals the need for a new approach in the form of a fundamental paradigm shift. Instead of continuing to focus efforts solely on criminalization, countries must devise a broad scheme aimed at decreasing organ shortages… . Until the demand for this underground market subsides, traffickers will continue to exploit inconsistent legal loopholes in different countries by hopping across borders. To effectively address this problem, the international community must craft a new binding instrument that uniformly criminalizes organ trafficking while simultaneously encouraging domestic legislation to address the organ shortage.”

Citation: 54 B.C. L. Rev. 1317 (May 2013)

California Department of Justice

The State of Human Trafficking in California, California Department of Justice

K. Harris, Attorney General — 2012


  1. Human Trafficking Definitions
  2. Economic Drivers of Human Trafficking
  3. Increased Role of Domestic and Transnational Gangs
  4. Who are Victims of Human Trafficking
  5. Who are the Perpetrators of Human Trafficking
  6. Means and Methods of Human Trafficking 7 .Role of Technology in Human Trafficking
  7. California’s Response to Human Trafficking
  8. Identifying the Scope of Human Trafficking in the U.S. and California
  9. Holding Traffickers Accountable: Law Enforcement Investigations/Prosecutions
  10. Victim-Centered Approach: Protecting/Assisting Victims;
  11. Prevention and Public Education: Reducing Demand
  12. How to Recognize Signs of Human Trafficking.