Legal Rights and Needs of Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States [Fact Sheet] [open pdf - 178KB]
From the Document: "The U.S. legal system is highly complex and fractured. Victims may face concurrent cases in the federal criminal court, local criminal court, immigration court, and local civil court--all related to the trafficking scheme, all at the same time (or stretched out over the course of several years)--and the victim may have a different attorney for each case. Victims may be frustrated by the slow pace of the legal system. It is important to keep the victim informed of the status of any and all legal proceedings, and it is equally important for other providers working with the victim to understand the complexities of the legal process."
U.S. Office for Victims of Crime: https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/