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Federal Response on Human Trafficking

The United States has made the global fight against human trafficking a policy priority and employs a whole-of-government approach to hold human traffickers accountable, protect victims, and prevent this crime.

Combating human trafficking requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary effort. Within government, this means the participation and coordination among agencies with a range of responsibilities, including criminal enforcement, labor enforcement, victim outreach and services, public awareness, education, trade policy and promotion, international development and programs, customs and immigration, intelligence, and diplomacy. Coordinated federal efforts that incorporate state, local, and tribal entities; the private sector; civil society; survivors; religious communities; and academia are essential to an integrated response to human trafficking.

The National Action Plan outlines a three-year comprehensive whole-of-government approach to combat human trafficking, including actions to strengthen prosecution of traffickers, enhance victim protections, and prevent the crime from occurring within our borders and abroad. Read the National Action Plan .

  • Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline  at 1-888-373-7888 to:
    • National Human Trafficking Hotline - Red phone iconGET HELP and connect with a service provider in your area;
    • REPORT A TIP with information on potential human trafficking activity; or
    • LEARN MORE by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources.

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