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Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

General Material

This law, also know as Public Law 106-386, was enacted in October 2000. It provides protection and assistance for victims of trafficking and includes the authorization of educations and public awareness campaigns as part if its prevention measures. This law also helps to strengthen the prosecution and punishment of traffickers.

  • The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) details the Congressional Act to define, analyze, and combat trafficking in persons in US and across the world
  • The Victims of Trafficking Act of 2000 is organized into three divisions:
    • Division A - Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
    • Division B - Violence Against Women Act of 2000
    • Division C - Miscellaneous Provisions
  • Division A - Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000:
    • Details definitions, purposes, findings, prevention and protection strategies, and strengthening prosecution and punishment of traffickers
  • Division B - Violence Against Women Act of 2000:
    • Title I: Strengthening Law Enforcement to Reduce Violence Against Women
    • Title II: Strengthening Services to Victims of Violence
    • Title III: Limiting the Effects of Violence Against Children
    • Title IV: Strengthening Education and Training to Combat Violence Against Women
    • Title V: Battered Immigrant Women
    • Title VI: Miscellaneous
  • Division C - Miscellaneous Provisions:
    • Supplements miscellaneous provisions including information on Aimee's Law and Aid to Victims of Terrorism