Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocate Handbook on Human Trafficking, 2nd Edition

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Contents include basic information and definitions, an overview of benefits available to victims of trafficking, relevant laws, tips and questions to consider when working with victims, a review of the role of domestic violence centers in responding to the issue, and additional resources and tips for advocacy. Although the booklet does include Florida-specific information, it contains information that can be utilized in many communities across the US.

  • Includes basic information and definitions, including the TVPA of 2000
  • Discusses the importance of Ôcertification' for victims/survivors of trafficking
  • Outlines some of the benefits available to victims/survivors, both for certified and non-certified individuals
  • Talks about available immigration relief
  • Provides considerations for service providers working with trafficking victims/survivors, including understanding the role of law enforcement
  • Offers guidance for advocates in 'Talking about Trafficking with Your Clients'
    • Including questions on: Safety Issues, Employment Issues, Social Networks, Origins, and Immigration Status
  • Includes section on coordinated community responses to human trafficking, suggesting whom in the community to involve
  • Ends with a service provider checklist
  • Also contains related resources and contact info, primarily in the state of Florida