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An Introduction to Human Trafficking in the United States

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime – 2015

This fact sheet defines human trafficking and provides information on the victims of human trafficking, perpetrator characteristics and how they trap victims, and the services victims of human trafficking need. It explains that while each trafficking victim is unique, the emergency and long-term services that trafficking victims often require include intensive case management, victim advocacy, shelter and housing, food, medical and dental care, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, support groups, interpretation and translation services, immigration and other legal assistance, literacy education, and employment and training services. Federal sources of funding for services specific to trafficking victims are reviewed.