Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress and Assessment of the U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons Fiscal Year 2007   [open pdf - 1MB]

"On January 10, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (TVPRA 2005), Pub. L. 109-164. The TVPRA 2005 reauthorized the TVPA and authorized new anti-trafficking resources, including grant programs to assist state and local law enforcement efforts in combating TIP and to expand victim assistance programs to U.S. citizens or resident aliens subjected to trafficking; pilot programs to establish residential rehabilitative facilities for trafficking victims, including one program aimed at juveniles; and extraterritorial jurisdiction over trafficking offenses committed overseas by persons employed by or accompanying the federal government. The TVPRA 2005 also expanded the reporting requirements of the TVPRA 2003, providing for the inclusion of information in the annual report to Congress on the amount, recipient, and purpose of each grant under sections 202 and 204 of the TVPRA 2005. This report, the fifth required under the TVPRA of 2003, is submitted to Congress in compliance with that directive. It details U.S. Government activities to combat TIP during Fiscal Year 2007 (FY 2007), with a focus on the categories above. For the first time, however, the report will also analyze the practical effect of U.S. Government activities to combat trafficking in persons. For the past five years, the U.S. Government has issued both this report and an Assessment of U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons, which has served as a self-evaluation document on U.S. Government anti-trafficking policy. Although the assessment is not statutorily required, these documents will now be released as a single document."

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