CAST-Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
5042 Wilshire Blvd., #586
Los Angeles, California 90036
Phone: (213) 365-1906
Fax: (213) 365-5257
General Scope: CAST is a coalition of organizations who share a commitment to human rights and social justice by ending the modern-day slave trade. CAST partners with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and government agencies, locally and internationally, to build a powerful movement to end modern-day slavery. Reaching out to communities where potential victims of trafficking may reside, CAST offers client services such as providing survivors with legal representation, social services, and shelter at no charge to the client, training on identifying potential trafficking victims, and practitioners’ guides on human rights and health to inform a variety of audiences.
Center for Human Trafficking Awareness
3200 34th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
Phone: (727) 341–4437
General Scope: The Center for Human Trafficking Awareness is a clearinghouse for training, speakers, publications, and community resources addressing human trafficking.
Training Specific: The Center provides in-person training in the Southeastern United States as well as online resources. The Center partners with the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to provide tuition-free training. Training offerings include an in-person introductory 8-hour course for social service providers who may encounter human trafficking victims, law enforcement that may investigate the cases, and task force members.
Justice Planning Management Associates
P.O. Box 5260
Augusta, Maine 04332
Phone: (207) 621-8600
: Human Trafficking–Intro for Law Enforcement
, a free online training, provides an overview of the problem of human trafficking in the United States and the legal framework to help address it. Training includes web-based multimedia lessons with an audio presentation track, instructional graphics and text, and learner interactives. Training audiences include law enforcement and task force members.
Male Survivor (formerly National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization)
4768 Broadway #527
New York, New York 10034
General Scope: Male Survivor is a nonprofit organization committed to the prevention, treatment, and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men. This is accomplished through public education, advocating treatment for victims and perpetrators, and offering voice and experience to those developing prevention programs.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 224-2150
Fax: (703) 224-2122
General Scope: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. The Center sponsors the CyberTipline for online reporting of the sexual exploitation or molesting of children.
National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO)
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
P.O. Box 65323
Washington, District of Columbia 20035
Phone: (202) 745-1001
Toll-Free: (888) 373-7888
Fax: (202) 745-1119
General Scope: The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) works to improve the national response to protect victims of human trafficking in the United States. The NHTRC is a Health and Human Services-funded, national, toll-free call center providing callers with a range of services including, crisis intervention, urgent and non-urgent referrals, tip reporting, and comprehensive anti-trafficking resources and technical assistance for the anti-trafficking field and those who wish to get involved. Calls are answered in both English and Spanish and professional interpreting services can be accessed for other languages.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
123 North Enola Drive
Enola, Pennsylvania 17025
Phone: (717) 909-0710
Toll-Free: (877) 739-3895
Fax: (717) 909-0714
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention
. The organization collects information and resources to assist those working to prevent sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach, and response strategies. The Center provides access to resources on reporting and recovery planning, serving child victims of sex trafficking, and addressing issues for specific populations vulnerable to sex trafficking, including children in foster care, missing and exploited children, adolescent boys, and Native women.
Office for Victims of Crime
810 Seventh Street NW, Eighth Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20531
Phone: (202) 307-5983
Fax: (202) 514-6383
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The OVC website contains resources and research from OVC and other Federal Government agencies, local and national direct assistance information, a map of services and task forces, and related funding opportunities for victims and survivors of human trafficking, victim service providers, law enforcement, and allied professionals. The Child Trafficking and Exploitation
site offers resources, forum discussions, and FAQs.
The OVC Training & Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides a diverse range of specialized training and technical assistance services related to human trafficking through its in-house subject matter experts and vetted consultants. Direct technical assistance is provided on task force formation, organizational structure, promising practices, revitalization, and other trafficking topics. In-person training and technical assistance, including distance consultation, tailored to requester’s needs, is available at no cost through OVC TTAC’s Customized Training and Technical Assistance Program. Any professional who encounters victims of human trafficking is eligible to request victim-centered training on human trafficking. OVC TTAC also can review protocols, training materials, and documents. Training audiences include attorneys, judges, law enforcement, prosecutors, social service providers, task force members, and allied professionals.
Office on Trafficking in Persons
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20447
General Scope: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is committed to preventing human trafficking and ensuring that victims of all forms of human trafficking have access to the services they need. The site offers Blog posts, a Featured Resource, the opportunity to report a tip or request services, and visitors can subscribe to Human Trafficking’s Email and News Alerts.
Training Specific: A Resources section offers a list of organizations that provide training and technical assistance to build the capacity of service providers and communities to respond to human trafficking as it intersects with multiple systems. A short synopsis and contact information on each is provided. Training audiences include youth-serving organizations, government agency service providers, and communities who respond to human trafficking.
P.O. Box 65323
Washington, District of Columbia 20035
Phone: (202) 745-1001
General Scope: Polaris is a nonprofit organization that operates the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), hosts the national hotline on human trafficking, and engages community members in local and national grassroots efforts. The organization’s work ranges from working with government leaders to protect victims’ rights to offering direct outreach and services to victims. The organization provides information on human trafficking, including information on special populations such as youth involved in child welfare and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
Training Specific: Through the National Training and Technical Assistance Program, the Polaris Project works to ensure the implementation and institutionalization of anti-trafficking efforts and enhance community networking, coordination, and response. The Project offers in-person and online training as well as training of trainers, develops specialized curricula, offers consultation and technical assistance, and assists task forces, coalitions, and advocates with capacity building and sustainability. This includes providing information on Federal and State laws, promising practices, victim identification and assessment, and human trafficking trends. Training audiences include attorneys, judges, law enforcement, prosecutors, social service providers, task force members, and allied professionals.
1269 Beacon Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 20446
Phone: (617) 232–1303 ex. 211
Fax: (617) 232-1280
General Scope: Project REACH provides consultation and brief mental health services to trafficking victims throughout the United States. Project REACH provides case consultation to local health providers regarding individuals who have been trafficked, offering expertise on trauma and mental health to local providers.
Training Specific: Project REACH offers in-person training and distance consultation about trafficking and trauma. Project REACH works to train local service providers, including first responders and law enforcement, who will be working with specific trafficking victims about relevant issues, including information on trafficking, the psychological effects of trauma, working with trafficking survivors (such as interviewing techniques), and culturally appropriate, trauma-informed interventions with survivors of trafficking.
Shared Hope International
P.O. Box 65337
Vancouver, Washington 98665
Toll-Free: (866) HER-LIFE
General Scope: Shared Hope International is an international organization that brings together a network of committed professionals to prevent the conditions that promote sex trafficking, restore the lives of victims of sex slavery, and obtain justice for survivors. In addition, this organization seeks to inspire change through trafficking awareness campaigns and a broad range of advocacy efforts aimed at strengthening State and Federal legislative responses to sex trafficking.
Training Specific: Shared Hope International provides various training programs and resources designed to improve the identification of victims of sex trafficking and enhance agency management of these cases.
Customized training is also available and designed to meet the needs of a variety of audiences that may come in contact with victims of domestic sex trafficking.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services/Anti-Trafficking Program
3211 Fourth Street NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20017
Phone: (202) 541–3021
Training Specific: The training, Collaboration and Task Force Building to Combat Human Trafficking in Your Community, focuses on collaboration between law enforcement and social service providers; resource mapping and developing a community network of services for victims; multidisciplinary approaches to case management; no duplication of services; grassroots organizing; outreach and communication strategies; and advocacy. Training is usually offered at no cost in an in-person format or by live webinar. Training audiences include advocates, attorneys, government officials, law enforcement, social service providers, task force members, and allied professionals
Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute
803 Old Highway 8 NW, Suite 1
New Brighton, Minnesota 55125
Phone: (651) 917-2259
Toll-Free: (877) 917-2255
Training Specific: Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Victims of Crime, the Institute offers free online and classroom anti-trafficking training, including Advanced Human Trafficking Investigation Training and Human Trafficking in Indian Country-Tribal Youth Prevention Curriculum. The online course, Introduction to Human Trafficking Awareness Training, provides an overview of the problem of human trafficking in the United States and the legal framework to help address it. Training audiences include law enforcement, task force members, and adults who serve Tribal youth.
Violent Crimes Against Children
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20535-0001
General Scope: The mission of the Violent Crimes Against Children (VCAC) program is to provide a rapid, proactive, and comprehensive capacity to counter all threats of abuse and exploitation of children when those crimes fall under the jurisdiction and authority of the FBI; to identify and rescue child victims; to reduce the vulnerability of children to in-person and online sexual exploitation and abuse; to reduce the negative impact of domestic and international parental rights disputes; and to strengthen the capabilities of the FBI and federal, state, local, tribal, and international partners through training, intelligence sharing, technical support, and investigative assistance.