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The National Prevention Toolkit

on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

Section #3: Working with Victims & Special Populations

Victim Advocate Resources

Victims of human trafficking are eligible for certain services including but not limited to:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Clothing and Goods
  • Medical Needs
  • Legal Assistance
  • Job Training Programs
  • Education Services
  • Transportation
  • Crime Victim Compensation
  • Mental Health Needs

The following organizations either directly provide services or have service directories.



Administration for Children and Families

Services Available To Victims of Trafficking

  • List of federal resources for victim certification and T-visas
  • Victim eligibility for federal programs from different federal departments (HUD, HHS, DOJ)

Office for Victims of Crime


  • A list of crisis telephone lines
  • Links to federal programs that may assist victims of trafficking
  • Information on the victim’s rights
  • Information regarding survivor-leaders

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Assisting Trafficking Victims, A Guide for Victim Advocates

  • A comprehensive overview for victim advocates on human trafficking
  • How to ask a victim of trafficking questions
  • The role of the victim advocate
  • An overview of the typical needs of survivors

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Referral Directory

  • Different resources located throughout the country such as task forces and shelters

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Addressing the Needs of Victims of Human Trafficking: Challenges, Barriers, and Promising Practices

  • An analysis of the HHS programs and how they are currently meeting human trafficking victims’ needs
  • Barriers to providing service to victims
  • Promising practices for service providers

For more information pertaining to your community, call 211 or visit their website for a list of referrals.

Special Population Resources




Homeland Security Blue Campaign

Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Crimes

  • An overview of temporary immigration relief available to non-citizen victims of human trafficking such as continued Presence and the T and U visas

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes

  • Different types of relief available to non-citizen victims of human trafficking
  • The forms needed to complete the immigration relief process

U.S. Department of State

Visas for Victims of Human Trafficking

  • The process to obtain a visa for the family members of victims of human trafficking
  • Forms for the visas


Access the Clearinghouse

  • A clearinghouse of legal and immigration resources to support victims of human trafficking

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Resources for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Crimes

  • Brochures and pamphlets regarding t-visas and immigration options

Individuals Experiencing Homelessness



U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Policy, Tools, and Research for Human Trafficking and Homelessness

  • Webinars for working with homeless youth who have been trafficked
  • Links to other resources, research, and tools

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research

Labor and Sex Trafficking Among Homeless Youth

  • Analysis of why homeless youth are vulnerable to trafficking
  • Overview of what runaway and homeless shelters can do for victims and for prevention

Covenant House

Homelessness, Survival Sex and Human Trafficking: As Experienced by the Youth of Covenant House New York

  • Survival sex in homeless teens compared to sex trafficking
  • Sex trafficking of homeless youth
  • Labor trafficking of homeless youth
  • LGBTQ homeless youth
  • An assessment tool for homeless youth who were trafficked

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Homeless Information: Florida

  • Resources for individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Homeless shelter directory




Administration for Children and Families

Child Victims of Human Trafficking

  • How to obtain assistance for a foreign child victim
  • An overview of assistance available for child victims
  • Working with an unaccompanied child victim

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Child Pornography Victim Assistance (CPVA)

  • Assistance for victims of child pornography in federal cases

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Human Trafficking- Services for Survivors

  • Links to survivor resources
  • A list of organizations providing housing services, hotlines, and legal assistance

Sponsored by the

The Human Trafficking Project was supported by Award No. VF011 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, Sponsored by the Institute for Family Violence Studies and the State of Florida.


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