Library for Service Providers

Connecticut Department of Children and Families

A Child Welfare Response to Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Discussing: (1) Prevalence of human trafficking, and child sex trafficking, in the U.S.; (2) Current identification/response efforts/initiatives; (3) Awareness/education; (4) Resources.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement

About Human Trafficking, prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

Discusses: (1) Overview of Human Trafficking Issue; (2) Victim Identification and Public Awareness; (3) Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking; (4) Certification and Eligibility Letters; (5) Trafficking Victim Assistance Program; (6) National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Addressing the Needs of Victims of Human Trafficking: Challenges, Barriers, and Promising Practices, prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

H. Clawson, N. Dutch — August 2008

This Issue Brief focuses on the needs of victims of human trafficking and the services available to meet those needs; discusses challenges and barriers to providing services to victims, international and domestic, adults and minors; and highlights innovative solutions to these challenges and promising practices to overcome barriers. Throughout the brief, distinctions are made, where appropriate, between international adult victims, international minor victims, and domestic minor victims. Issues discussed include: (1) Understanding the Needs of Victims of Human Trafficking; (2) Differences in Needs; (3) Available Services; (4) Challenges and Barriers to Meeting the Needs of Victims (Lack of Knowledge and Understanding, Availability of Services, Appropriations, Access to Services, Length of Services, Lack of Coordination of Services); (5) Innovations and Promising Practices to Serving Victims (Collaboration, Consistent Case Managers, Mobile Services, Use of Pro Bono Services, Volunteer Programs). Additional Relevant Link: http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/07/HumanTrafficking/Needs/ib.pdf

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Anti-Trafficking Program (U.S.), Georgetown University, Institute for the Study of International Migration

After Rescue Research Project

“In partnership with Georgetown University, Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), [U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Anti-Trafficking Program] received funding from the Department of Justice to conduct a 24-month research project to present a profile of survivors of human trafficking and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to stabilize, rehabilitate, and integrate them into the wider American society… . The objective of the project is to better our understanding of the characteristics of trafficked victims and the efficacy of different intervention strategies in stabilizing their well-being.”

ATEST: Alliance To End Slavery & Trafficking (A Project of Humanity United)

ATEST Guide To Anti-Slavery Funding Appropriations Briefing Book

2014

“The U.S. Congress has the power to help end human trafficking. This briefing book provides concrete recommendations from ATEST to Congress on how to leverage federal funding for law enforcement to apprehend and prosecute traffickers, while providing much needed services for victims to rebuild their lives.”

Wisconsin Department of Justice

Baseline Assessment of Human Trafficking in the State of Wisconsin (2013)

September 6, 2013

Key Findings: (1) Most trafficking cases reported occur in areas of the state that are highly populated and have a significant tourist or visitor population; (2) Early intervention is critical; t (3) There is a lack of adequate services for victims throughout the state; the most notable services needed are adequate housing, healthcare, and advocacy; (4) Training is needed by law enforcement and other professionals; (5) Lack of standardized definitions of, and reporting on, trafficking make it difficult to collect accurate figures on this crime.