National Association of Attorneys General
Three articles appearing in the Forced Migration Review covering trafficking victims, internal trafficking and particular needs of child survivors of trafficking.
A 2011 project that describes the characteristics of human trafficking investigations, suspects, and victims in cases opened by federally funded task forces between January 2008 and June 2010. HTRS is currently the only system that captures information on human trafficking investigations conducted by state and local law enforcement agencies in the United States.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families; End Trafficking Program
Resource website from the End Trafficking Program, including resources for service providers, health care providers, law enforcement officers and other federal efforts. Includes factsheets, toolkits and upcoming events.
A 2012 report by Director & Chief Counsel Abigail Lawlis Kuzma of Consumer Protection, Office of Indiana Attorney General regarding lessons learned from combatting human trafficking during Super Bowl XLVI. The article includes descriptions of critical partnerships, training priorities, anti-demand campaign activities, legislative and prevention initiatives, and strategies for law enforcement.
Resource website from the Blue Campaign. The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for DHS’ efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.
A 2011 report by USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy presenting a comprehensive examination of the role of social networking sites and online classified ads in facilitating human trafficking and delivers recommendations for developing technological innovations to monitor and combat trafficking.
The Freedom Network is a national coalition of anti-human trafficking service organizations and advocates. They take a rights-based approach to human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
Attorney General’s Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons
A 2011 report to Congress. This report, the ninth submitted to Congress since 2004, describes the U.S. government’s comprehensive campaign to combat TIP during Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, including efforts to carry out the 3P strategy to (1) protect victims by providing benefits and services; (2) investigate and prosecute human trafficking crimes; and (3) prevent further trafficking-related crimes.
Website by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime on human trafficking and migrant smuggling, including a human trafficking case law database, public service announcements and expert interviews.
The 2012 TIP Report, a statutorily mandated report that comes out of the Victims of Trafficking Protections Act of the year 2000. The annual Trafficking in Persons Report analyzes countries from around the world by looking at what the governments are doing against modern slavery.
The Polaris Project website, featuring a wide range of human trafficking sources including state-by-state listings of National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline calls, and in-depth local information.
This article demonstrates how the CDA provides nearly total protection from liability for ads post on Internet sites that sell children for sex
The article provides an overview of sex trafficking and argues that a focus must be placed on reducing demand in conjunction with investigation, prosecution and providing services to trafficking victims.
Urban Institute, Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities
The underground commercial sex economy (UCSE) generates millions of dollars annually, yet investigation and data collection remain under resourced.
Another Human Trafficking Resource National Association of Counties, "The Problem of Human Sex Trafficking in America."
Survey conducted among county sheriffs and police departments reveals that most of the large counties in the United States report that sex trafficking is a major problem.
Factsheet by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking.
The two-hour online training equips front-line officers with information to help them recognize and respond to human trafficking. The training provides information for law enforcement about the indicators of potential human trafficking along with related state and federal laws. It defines human trafficking, discusses different forms of trafficking and indicators to help identify potential trafficking victims.