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Human Trafficking

"Human trafficking is a violation of the human body, mind and spirit. For this vile practice to be taking place in a country that the world looks to as a beacon of freedom... is a terrible irony and an utter tragedy."

 

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
2006 National Conference on Human Trafficking

Trafficking in persons, or human trafficking, is a tragically widespread form of modern-day slavery. Pursuing and prosecuting traffickers and rescuing victims of trafficking are high priorities of the Department of Justice. The Office of Legal Policy coordinates the development of the Department's anti-trafficking policies and is responsible for compiling the Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons and the Assessment of U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The Assistant Attorney General serves as the Department's representative to the Senior Policy Operating Group, an Executive level policy implementation group created to address emerging interagency policy, grants, and planning issues.


DOJ Resources

Testimony of Deputy Assistant Attorney General Laurence E. Rothenberg

Civil Rights Division

Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section

Office of Justice Programs/Office for Victims of Crime

Office of Justice Programs/National Institute of Justice

Materials on William Wilberforce Act


Statutes, Policies, and Reports

Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress and Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons Fiscal Year 2008

Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005

National Security Presidential Directive on Trafficking in Persons

Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress and Assessment of the U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons Fiscal Year 2007


Other Resources

State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Department of Health and Human Services Anti-Trafficking Program

Department of Homeland Security Anti-Trafficking Program



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