Human trafficking

USCRI administers the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) through the following grant awards: 90ZV0136, 90ZV0135, 90ZV0137.  TVAP helps foreign national survivors of human trafficking achieve HHS certification and provide trauma-informed, person-centered, comprehensive case management services, facilitating timely access to vital services they need to stabilize and re-establish their ability to live independently.  These services include emergency assistance, safety planning, basic needs (food, clothing), and access to legal services, housing, health, education, language instruction, etc.

USCRI oversees the implementation of TVAP program operations and delivery of services working with a network of over 200 sub-recipients nationwide (including the 5 U.S. territories of Guam/GU, American Samoa/AS, Northern Mariana Islands/MP, Puerto Rico/PR, and U.S. Virgin Islands/VI). USCRI supports TVAP service providers with ongoing training and technical assistance to equip them with the skills, resources, and tools needed to provide the highest quality of services.

For more information on the USCRI TVAP Program, or to learn how to become a TVAP partner, please contact USCRI at or 1-800-307-4712.

To learn more about human trafficking, HHS certification, TVAP eligibility, and other federal resources, please visit OTIP here.

To reach the National Human Trafficking Hotline, please call 1-888-373-7888 | (TTY: 711) | Text 233733

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