Government Agencies

United States of America

Government Agencies

Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has a number of responsibilities regarding victims of trafficking found in the United States.

Department of Homeland Security: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
US Department of Homeland Security US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigates cases of trafficking, and is an important partner in victim identification.

Department of Justice
You can report trafficking crimes or get help by calling the Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force Complaint Line at 1-888-428-7581 (voice and TTY).

Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
In addition to enforcing existing laws against trafficking, the Civil Rights Division is responsible for investigating cases of trafficking, and prosecuting traffickers.

Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime (OVC)
In 2000, Congress enacted the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), which authorized the provision of a number of benefits and services available to victims of trafficking.

Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration
DOL offers programs such as job-search, job-placement assistance and job-counseling services as well as educational and training services and referrals to supportive services such as transportation, childcare and housing, through its One-Stop Career Center System—which victims of trafficking can access after HHS certification.

Department of Labor International Labor Affairs Bureau
The US Department of Labor (USDOL), International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) has supported $125 million in anti human trafficking projects worldwide since 1995.

Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP)
The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP) office engages in discussions with governments to help strengthen cooperative efforts to eradicate trafficking.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
If any one living in the United States suspects a situation of trafficking in the United States, they may call the nearest FBI Field Office.

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