Anti-Trafficking in Persons

Look Beneath the Surface – Human Trafficking is Modern-Day Slavery

The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Program (ATIP) identifies and serves victims of human trafficking, assisting foreign trafficking victims in the United States to become eligible for public benefits and services to the same extent as refugees.  The program also raises awareness of human trafficking through the HHS Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking campaign. 

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Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking coverServices Available to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Resources Guide for Social Service Providers provides information about assistance available to many victims of human trafficking in the United States. Included in this guide is a chart for each Federal program that describes eligibility information for certified adults, children with letters of eligibility, lawful permanent residents, U.S. citizens, and others. It also describes various community and State-funded resources, including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, legal assistance, and job training. Download a copy of the resource guide today!


Look Beneath the Surface DVD cover"Look Beneath the Surface": This informational video on human trafficking and how to identify and assist victims is part of the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking public awareness campaign, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Watch the video online in English or Spanish, or order your own copy.

  • What is Human Trafficking?

    Published: August 16, 2012
    Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of commercial sex or
  • Federal Government Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

    Published: September 27, 2012
    The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) called for the creation of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in
  • Policy Guidance/State Letters

    Published: April 5, 2012
    Indices of letters sent to State Refugee Coordinators during each calendar year on pertinent issues for State administered refugee programs.
  • Download Campaign Posters and Brochures

    Published: August 17, 2012
    DVD: Look Beneath the Surface (English, Spanish) English Materials Health Care Provider
  • Report Forms

    Published: April 5, 2012
    This section provides Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) report forms for all federal grants, including
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