We know human trafficking destroys lives and threatens our Nation’s security, public health, and the rule of law. We care because our programs serve some of the Nation’s most vulnerable children, youth, and families. Together, we can assist survivors and prevent human trafficking. If you or someone you know may have experienced forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation, there is help. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 or text BEFREE (233-733).

Our Mission:

To combat human trafficking by supporting and leading systems that prevent trafficking through public awareness and protect victims through identification and assistance, helping them re-build their lives and become self-sufficient.


The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) operates under the values of the Administration of Children and Families and the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States (PDF) Visit disclaimer page .

In addition, OTIP strives to be:

  • Results-driven: by evaluating our work with accountability, identifying effective strategies, and integrating them into our work
  • Innovative: by pursuing new ideas, adapting to changing environments, and experimenting with promising practices
  • Collaborative: by communicating transparently and considering different perspectives in order to coordinate trafficking response systems
  • Informed: by engaging with survivors and other stakeholders in the development of strategies, policies, and programs

OTIP forges pathways to freedom for victims and those at risk of trafficking by:

  • Developing anti-trafficking strategies, policies, and programs to prevent human trafficking
  • Empowering health and human services to respond to human trafficking
  • Increasing victim identification and access to services
  • Strengthening health and well-being outcomes of survivors of human trafficking 

Read OTIP's Fact Sheet (PDF).

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