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Where are the Victims of Trafficking?

Three articles appearing in the Forced Migration Review covering trafficking victims, internal trafficking and particular needs of child survivors of trafficking.

Bureau of Justice Statistics: “Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents, 2008-10”

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.

Game Plan to Fight Human Trafficking

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.

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.

Department of Homeland Security, Blue Campaign

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.

Freedom Network USA

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.

Human Trafficking Online: The Role of Social Networking Sites and Online Classifieds

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.

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.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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.

State Department’s Trafficking in Persons

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.

Polaris Project: For a World Without 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.

Disparate Protections for American Human Trafficking Victims,Cleveland State Law Review

A Letter to Congress: The Communications Decency Act Promotes Human Trafficking.

Kuzma, Abigail
This article demonstrates how the CDA provides nearly total protection from liability for ads post on Internet sites that sell children for sex

Demand Reduction: Critical Next Step in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking.

Kuzma, Abigail
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.

UN Human Trafficking Indicators

Factsheet by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking.

Online “Introduction to Human Trafficking” Training

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.

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