The March 20, 2019, edition of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) blog, Human Trafficking: Hidden in Plain Sight, authored by Matt M. Dummermuth, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, OJP, discusses OJP’s commitment to fighting human trafficking. For example, in fiscal year 2018, OJP granted more than $67 million to fight trafficking at the national, state, local, and tribal levels.
In addition, from mid-2017 to mid-2018, grantees through the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) reported serving a record number of nearly 9,000 human trafficking clients and training more than 76,000 professionals who can assist in identifying victims and helping them on their path to recovery.
OVC offers a nine-part video series, Faces of Human Trafficking, to raise awareness of human trafficking. The series is intended to support the outreach and education efforts of service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and others in the community.