The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) supports organizations and communities that are working to end youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, and domestic violence. FYSB's anti-trafficking efforts focus on runaway and homeless youth and domestic violence victims, which are populations at increased risk for victimization.
2014 Demonstration Grants for Domestic Victims of Severe Forms of Human Trafficking
Family and Youth Services Bureau (2014)
Lists FYSB's demonstration projects that aim to build and sustain coordinated services with allied professionals in community-based organizations, such as programs that serve runaway and homeless youth, domestic violence victims, and sexual assault and human trafficking victims.
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API Institute)
Describes resources and training and technical assistance provided by the API Institute about the intersection of domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking.
Bought and Sold: Recognizing and Assisting Youth Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking
Family and Youth Services Bureau (2016)
Outlines the signs and symptoms of youth who may have been trafficked, or are at-risk of being trafficked, and highlights resources for this vulnerable population.
Family and Youth Services Bureau & Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center
Describes the National Safe Place Network's approach to recognizing, respecting, and responding to victims and survivors of human trafficking.
National Runaway Safeline
Ensures young people in crisis have a central place to call 24 hours a day before they run away. Operated by the National Runaway Switchboard, the National Runaway Safeline also focuses on prevention efforts by delivering educational resources and providing technical assistance to communities nationwide.
Let's Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum
National Runaway Safeline (2015)
Helps youth build life skills, increase knowledge about runaway prevention, and seek help from trusted community members before running away. This evidence-based, interactive curriculum includes a module to address child sexual exploitation and human trafficking prevention.
National Trends on Youth in Crisis in the United States (PDF - 1,843 KB)
National Runaway Safeline (2015)
Provides information about the characteristics of youth in crisis and the issues they face.
NCFY Voices: Serving Trafficked Youth [Audio Recordings]
Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
Features three grantees—Tumbleweed Runaway Program, Inc. in Montana, Multnomah County in Oregon, and Youth Works in North Dakota—discussing some of the challenges they face while serving youth who have experience trafficking and how their Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program grant will help.
Special Collection: Human Trafficking
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
Provides information about the complexities of human trafficking and describes applicable laws and policies in the U.S. and internationally. This webpage also provides resources and tools for practitioners and professionals working at the intersections of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual violence.
Trafficking and Sexual Assault
National Latin@ Network (NLN) of Casa de Esperanza
Describes the manifestations of labor trafficking in each job sector and the dynamics that enhance the risk of domestic or sexual assault. NLN of Casa de Esperanza offers training and technical assistance on the connection between domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking.
Understanding Trafficking to Develop a Local Tribal Response [Webinar]
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (NIWRC)
Describes the common dynamics that accompany human trafficking in Tribal communities and examples of responses by some Tribes. NIWRC provides training and technical assistance related to trafficking and its link to domestic violence.