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Human Trafficking/Trafficking in Persons Resources

Human Trafficking Fact Sheet Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Victims are young children, teenagers, men and women.  http://tapestriorg.web710.discountasp.net/Resources.aspx

Human Trafficking Information Booklet Human trafficking is a form of slavery. Victims do not legally enter the U.S. and are then exploited by means of isolation, threats, fraud, force or coercion. Human trafficking is not about the distances traveled, it is about the dynamics of the relationship. The victims include women, men and children from all over the world who do sex work, domestic servitude, agricultural work or commercial work. Download PDF

Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress Prostitution is to the community what incest is to the family. Slavery, at its height, was normalized in the United States as unpleasant but inevitable, yet it is now considered to be an institution that violated human rights. Perhaps we will at some point in the future look back on prostitution/trafficking with a similar historical perspective. It is my hope that this book will assist the reader in understanding prostitution and trafficking and in how to help women and children escape it. Purchase

Trafficking in Persons According to The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) and its 2003, 2005, and 2008, human trafficking has occurred if a person was induced to perform labor or a commercial sex act through force, fraud, or coercion. Any person under age 18 who performs a commercial sex act is considered a victim of human trafficking, regardless of whether force, fraud, or coercion were present. Bureau of Justice Statistics

The Department of Justice (DOJ) funded the creation of the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS). This system provides data on human trafficking incidents investigated between January 1, 2007, and September 30, 2008.

An incident is defined as any investigation into a claim of human trafficking or any investigation of other crimes in which elements of potential human trafficking were identified.

Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2007-08 Presents preliminary findings from the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS) on alleged incidents of human trafficking reported by 38 federally funded task forces. Download