Library for Service Providers

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families

Human Trafficking Into and Within the United States: A Review of the Literature, prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

August 2009

Review of literature on human trafficking into and within the United States, focusing on issues of identifying and effectively serving trafficking victims. Discusses: (1) What is Human Trafficking; (2) How Prevalent is Human Trafficking Into and Within the U.S.; (3) Who are the Victims of Human Trafficking (Commonality, Risk Factors, Minor Victims, Runaway/Homeless Youth); (4) What are the Needs of Trafficking Victims; (5) How are Victims Identified; (6) Available Services (Adults, Minors); (6) Barriers to, Challenges in, Accessing/Providing Services; (7) Promising Services/Strategies (Trauma-Informed Programming, Involving Survivors in Developing/Providing Services, Identification, Education/Outreach, Prevention, Intensive Case Management, Housing/Shelter Services, Legal Services, Medical Services, Social Services, Trauma Therapy, Substance Abuse Treatment).

University of Michigan Law School Human Trafficking Clinical Program (Michigan)

Human Trafficking Law Project


“Launched in February 2011 by the Human Trafficking Clinic at Michigan Law School, the Human Trafficking Law Project is the first publicly available database of human trafficking cases within the United States. Through the HTLP, the Clinic hopes to strengthen anti-trafficking laws in the United States and to support government officials, law enforcement agencies, and practitioners who are working on behalf of human trafficking victims. The human trafficking database is an ongoing project.”

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Human Trafficking Overview

Discusses New York State anti-trafficking law; the goals of New York State’s Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking; Frequently Asked Questions. Additional Relevant Links:

Justitia Institute (Virginia)

Human Trafficking Research Mapping Library

“In performing simple systematic review searches in aggregate journal databases, we know that as much as 99% of the published material on human trafficking was written after 2000… . [T]here is now a wealth of information available… . It is the purpose of The Justitia Institute to synthesize human trafficking research, perform new empirical inquiries on human trafficking issues, and disseminate this information to the public, politicians, and practitioners. The Justitia Institute is in the process of developing a mapping library of human trafficking research… . A working compilation of the human trafficking evidence that will be coded and used in the library” is now available.”