HHS/ASPE. U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.Background

Study of HHS Programs Serving Human Trafficking Victims

Principal Investigator:
Heather Clawson
Caliber, an ICF International Company

Prepared for:
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

This Project is available on the Internet at:


This project developed information on how HHS programs are currently addressing the needs of victims of human trafficking, including domestic victims (i.e., citizens and legal permanent residents), with a priority focus on domestic youth.  The project provides in-depth and timely information to help HHS design and implement effective programs and services that help trafficking victims overcome the trauma and injuries they have suffered, to regain their dignity, and become self-sufficient.  Components to the study include a comprehensive review of relevant literature, studies or data (published or unpublished) related to providing services to victims of human trafficking (including domestic victims); nine site visits to geographic areas (e.g., counties) containing at least one HHS- or federally-funded program currently assisting victims of human trafficking; at least three brief reports highlighting interesting, innovative, and/or effective experiences, knowledge, or information resulting from one or more of the site visits; and a final report providing a synthesis of all information obtained under the study.  The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which manages HHS programs serving trafficking victims, is partially funding this study with ASPE.


Project Officers:
David Nielsen and Jerry Silverman

How to Obtain a Printed Copy

To obtain a printed copy of this report, send the title and your mailing information to:

Human Services Policy, Room 404E
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20201

Fax:  (202) 690-6562
Email:  pic@hhs.gov

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Last updated:  05/05/2010