This guide is one of four guides originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking.

If your program intends to conduct a needs assessment or program evaluation, you must be aware of federal regulations that protect the privacy and confidentiality of persons involved in research (i.e., human subjects). This guide provides basic information about these federal regulations and explains how they pertain to your needs assessment or program evaluation.

Guide to Protecting Human Subjects

The other three guides include:

Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation
Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment
Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator
 

This is a guide which places particular emphasis on identifying victims of sexual trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. The document offers a definition of trafficking and suggests how and where one might find a victim of sexual trafficking. The guide also addresses reporting procedures for both the general public and mandated reporters, and concludes by describing the services available to victims of trafficking.
 
Hiding in Plain Sight: A Practical Guide to Identifying Victims of Trafficking in the U.S.

This booklet by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) includes basic information and statistics about human trafficking, and questions to identify potential victims. It also includes resources in Texas for more information and/or help. In Spanish. Ordering information (the PDF is free).

The following documents discussBibliography Cover the relationship between sexual violence and human trafficking, including, but not limited to, sex trafficking. This annotated bibliography features articles and reports on the impact of trafficking-related violence on victims’ health, the role of armed conflict and military presence in trafficking, and minors as a special population of trafficking victims.

The needs of victims of human trafficking are complex. Whether native to the United States or another country, they have often been displaced and isolated from their community. Many victims have experienced a range of physical, sexual, and psychological traumas, and may still be in danger from traffickers. As a result, victims of human trafficking deserve and require a great deal of care and compassion, assistance, and protection, from the government and from social service providers. This bulletin examines The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, Immigration assistance and Visas.

This report released by the University of Kentucky examines the extent of human trafficking in the state. Recommendations to addess human trafficking in the state of Kentucky are included.
 
Human Trafficking in Kentucky

This fact sheet was developed for those working in school settings and provides an overview of human trafficking, how it affects schools, tips for identifying victims, and steps for reporting human trafficking. A list of resources and publications is also provided.
 
Human Trafficking of Children in the United States: A Fact Sheet for Schools

Commonly referred to as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is a global problem. This overview defines human trafficking, explores how common the problem is, and examines victims and forms of trafficking.

The purpose of this research briefBrief Cover is to review research on the relationship between sexual violence and trafficking (especially, but not limited to, sex trafficking) and shed light on gaps in existing research. The documents reviewed in this brief discuss trafficking, the frequency of sexual violence against trafficking victims, health concerns of victims, and strategies for outreach to victims.

A list of some resources ListCoverrelated to human trafficking including publications, directories, reports, books, films and organizations.

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