What DOJ is Doing
Bringing human traffickers to justice and assisting trafficking survivors are top priorities of the U.S. Department of Justice. Responding to a crime as complex and as devastating as human trafficking is neither simple nor straightforward. The Department’s anti-trafficking efforts involve numerous components engaged in a full spectrum of activities: investigations, prosecutions, services for victims, trainings, enforcement and outreach initiatives to strengthen anti-trafficking partnerships, innovative prevention efforts, capacity-building programs that advance survivor-centered anti-trafficking strategies, and grant funding to state, local, and tribal authorities and to non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
To achieve the goal of eradicating human trafficking and restoring the rights, dignity, and independence of victims and survivors, the Department designs and executes a number of special programs and initiatives meant to incorporate survivors’ perspectives, identify victims, hold traffickers accountable both in the United States and abroad, and build capacity to address human trafficking.