Study of HHS Programs Serving Human Trafficking Victims. Key Findings and Lessons Learned

12/15/2009

This section highlights key findings and lessons learned from this study, which are organized into the following six topics derived from the study questions: 1) defining human trafficking; 2) identifying victims; 3) promising outreach and identification strategies; 4) health and human service needs of victims; 5) service delivery; and 6) victim outcomes.[7]

The TVPA defines severe forms of trafficking in persons as,
  1. sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
  2. the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery (22 U.S.C. § 7102).

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