Human Trafficking: Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center Resource Paper   [open pdf - 155KB]

"Human trafficking, modern-day slavery, is a crime against the world's most vulnerable individuals. Traffickers may abduct, deceive, use, and sell men, women, and children for profit or personal gain. Victims are treated as commodities who often endure physical and/or sexual brutality, exploitation, and mental and emotional abuse. As a result of this trauma, victims may experience multiple, long-lasting consequences. Once victims escape or are recovered from their trafficking situations, they often receive services across a wide variety of systems (e.g., social services and criminal justice); therefore, coordinated service delivery is critical to successful intervention. This paper briefly describes the crime of human trafficking, its impact on victims, and models for multidisciplinary, collaborative approaches for serving this population."

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