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Human Trafficking TTA Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2014 National Training and Technical Assistance: Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Law Enforcement and State Prosecutors Program solicitation. Applications are due May 13, 2014.


NEW! The Faces of Human Trafficking
View the newly released public service announcement.

Guide Available
The Office for Victims of Crime and BJA have released an Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide. The e-guide provides resources and guidance to support effective Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force operations, including task force formulation and structuring, and strategies and lessons learned from the anti-trafficking field. It also provides a centralized link to trainings and other tools and resources.

Accomplishments
Since 2004, BJA has funded a total of 42 Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces. Those task forces have identified 3,336 persons as potential victims of human trafficking and had requested either continued presence or endorsed T-visa applications for 397 of those potential victims. The task forces have also trained 85,685 law enforcement officers and others in identifying the signs of human trafficking and its victims. Currently, BJA, in coordination with OVC, is funding 13 Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces.

Report Trafficking
Suspected incidents of trafficking can be reported to the Department of Justice Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force Complaint Line at: 1-888-428-7581 or by contacting your local FBI office.

In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services maintains, through the Polaris Project, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), which operates 24-hours, 7-days-a-week. Please call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733).


National Training and Technical Assistance: Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Law Enforcement and State Prosecutors Program FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/13/2014, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking a provider to deliver, nationwide, anti-human trafficking training and technical assistance (TTA) services to law enforcement agencies as well as state prosecutors.
Solicitation

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BJA is working with a variety of organizations to provide technical assistance and training to improve the abilities of task forces to: 1) identify and rescue victims; 2) proactively investigate trafficking and successfully prosecute traffickers; and 3) to raise the awareness of communities to the menace of trafficking and the plight of its victims.

Presently BJA provides immersion training to task forces conducted by leadership task forces. Leadership task forces are Clearwater, Florida; Harris County, Texas; and Seattle, Washington. These task forces have developed effective proactive investigation strategies and have agreed to share their expertise with other task forces to collectively improve identification and rescue of victims of human trafficking. In addition, a new Advanced Anti-Human Trafficking Training course is under development.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research developed a train-the-trainer curriculum for law enforcement about identifying and rescuing victims of human trafficking, and is now taught by the Upper Midwestern Community Policing Institute.

Linda Hammond-Deckard
Policy Advisor
202-514-6015
E-mail: Linda.Hammond-Deckard@usdoj.gov

Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide, (NCJ 232972), Bureau Justice Assistance and the for Victims of Crime, January 2011. This E-Guide was developed by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance to provide direction and development to form new anti-human trafficking task forces and to provide ideas to strengthen existing anti-human trafficking task forces
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More BJA Publications

FY 2013 Grant Awards for the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking.


Announcement:

OVC and BJA Release Human Trafficking TTA Resources Directory

BJA and OVC have launched the Directory of Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers. This directory includes TTA opportunities available on topics ranging from building strong cases for prosecution to providing comprehensive victim services.


NIJ Human Trafficking Studies Now Available

The National Institute of Justice recently released two studies that explore ways to prevent human trafficking and prosecute trafficking cases. Read A National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Efforts and Identifying Challenges to Improve the Investigation and Prosecution of State and Local Human Trafficking Cases.


Register for Neighborhood Watch/Human Trafficking Webinar

Register now for the USAonWatch webinar: "What do Property Managers and Watch groups have to do with Human Trafficking?" The webinar is May 14, 2013 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. eastern time.


Combating Human Trafficking Solicitation Released

BJA and the Office for Victims of Crime have released the FY 2013 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking solicitation. Applications are due March 14, 2013.


Funding:

Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/14/2013, 11:59 PM
BJA and the Office for Victims of Crime are seeking applicants for funding to support an enhanced anti-human trafficking law enforcement task force and victim service model designed to identify, rescue, and assist foreign and domestic, adult and minor, victims of human trafficking within the United States.
Solicitation


Anti-Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance for Tribal Law Enforcement FY 2012 Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/10/2012, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking to develop and deliver training for federally-recognized Indian tribes with their respective law enforcement and criminal justice authorities (tribal, state, and/or federal law enforcement) that will equip them with the knowledge and ability to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking on tribal lands.
Solicitation


Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/29/2012, 11:59 PM
BJA and the Office for Victims of Crime are seeking applicants for funding to support an enhanced anti-human trafficking law enforcement task force and victim service model designed to identify, rescue, and assist foreign and domestic, adult and minor, victims of human trafficking within the United States.
Solicitation


Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking FY 2010 Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 07/27/2010, 07:59 PM
Through this solicitation, BJA and OVC seek to update the DOJ multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking task force model for contemporary relevance and incorporate lessons learned into a new model: the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking.
Solicitation


Law Enforcement Task Forces and Services for Human Trafficking Victims FY 2006 Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/25/2006, 11:59 PM
The overall goals of this program are: 1) to continue to enhance law enforcement’s ability to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking, 2) to provide law enforcement with the resources and training to identify and rescue victims of trafficking, and 3) to ensure that comprehensive services are available wherever trafficking victims are found.
Solicitation


Joint Call for FY 2005 Human Trafficking Task Force and Victim Services Concept Papers
Application Deadline: 05/12/2005, 11:59 PM
This joint call for concept papers from state and local law enforcement agencies and victim service agencies is a preliminary step to apply for federal funds to (1) form collaborative human trafficking task forces or (2) supplement current trafficking victim service provider funding in areas where a BJA-funded task force already exists.
Solicitation


Law Enforcement and Service Provider Multidisciplinary Anti-Trafficking Task Forces FY 2004 Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 10/01/2004, 11:59 PM
This program will provide support for state and local law enforcement to work collaboratively with victim and social services organizations and federal agencies in the identification of human trafficking victims.
Solicitation