Reports and Publications

National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, January 2022

The Attorney General has developed and will implement and maintain this National Strategy for Combating Human Trafficking (National Strategy) in order to enhance the Department’s work to combat the atrocity of human trafficking. The National Strategy sets forth plans to enhance coordination within the Department, and to develop specific strategies within each federal district to stop human trafficking. See Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, Public Law 114-22, Sec. 606.

2017 National Strategy

Attorney General’s Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons

This report, submitted annually to Congress since 2004, describes the U.S. Government’s comprehensive campaign to combat human trafficking including efforts to carry out the 3Ps strategy to (1) protect victims by providing benefits and services; (2) investigate and prosecute human trafficking crimes; and (3) prevent further trafficking-related crimes.

The National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, December 2021

Published by the White House.

Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking, 2013-2017, President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, January 2014

The purpose of this Plan is to describe the steps that federal agencies will take to ensure that all victims of human trafficking in the United States are identified and have access to the services they need to recover.

Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance

The Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance reflects current statutory provisions, recognizes the technological and legal changes that have taken place since the previous Guidelines were promulgated, and incorporates best practices that will benefit victims and enhance investigations and prosecutions.

U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.

Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide

This Guide is a resource to support established task forces and provide guidance to agencies that are forming task forces. Its purpose is to assist in the development and day to day operations of an anti-human trafficking task force and to provide fundamental guidance for effective task force operations.

Combating Child Sex Trafficking: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders, January 2016

Child Sex Trafficking: A Training Series for Frontline Officers, December 2015.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, OJP

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) highlights its efforts to address commercial sexual exploitation of children and related resources.

2015 OVC Report to the Nation, Fiscal Years 2013-2014, Office for Victims of Crime, August 2015

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report, Office for Victims of Crime, June 2013

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States, 2013

This OJJDP-sponsored report and related series of guides examine current approaches to addressing commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children, identify causes and consequences for both victims and offenders, and highlight recommendations to prevent, identify, and respond to these crimes. 

Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, OJJDP, July 2010

Reports on the results of a study funded by OJJDP to examine the effects of the Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 on the prosecution of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) cases. The bulletin discusses how current laws addressing CSEC are enforced, describes key features of successful CSEC prosecutions, and provides recommendations for strengthening prosecutions.

Girls and the Juvenile Justice System Policy Guidance, 2015

OJJDP’s Policy Guidance addresses the practice of placing girls and young women who are status offenders or domestic minor sex trafficking victims in the juvenile justice system.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children/Sex Trafficking Literature Review, 2014

This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on commercial sexual exploitation of children/sex trafficking.

Updated February 1, 2022

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