Acronyms and Glossary

The glossary below offers a brief list of acronyms related to the content of this collection. For a comprehensive glossary of commonly used acronyms and terminology, the ABA Task Force on Human Trafficking offers a Human Trafficking Glossary & Glossary of Human Trafficking Acronyms, which also lists key U.S. national and international organizations that are working to combat various forms of trafficking.

3P

Protection, Prevention, Prosecution

CSEC

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

DHS

Department of Homeland Security

DOJ

Department of Justice

HHS

The United States Department of Health and Human Services

ICE

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement

NGO

Non-governmental Organization

NHTRC

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

OAS

Organization of American States

ORR

Office of Refugee Resettlement

OVC

Office for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice

PITF

President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking

J/TIP

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State

TIP Report

Trafficking in Persons Report

TVPA

Trafficking Victims Protection Act

UNODC

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

USCIS

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services