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January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

During National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month you can learn more about human trafficking and access resources to prevent human trafficking and provide services to victims/survivors of all forms of human trafficking. 

During the COVID-19 emergency it is especially important to be aware of the pandemic on human trafficking. In addition to making it more difficult for agencies to provide services for victims, the pandemic has disproportionately impacted vulnerable communities. With school closures, children and adolescents are spending more time online, increasing risks that could lead to trafficking situations. The pandemic has also made it more difficult to identify victims of human trafficking and deliver non-Covid-19 related emergency health care. 

The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants provides funding and support to community-based organizations that provide services for victims/survivors of slavery and human trafficking. For more information on DC efforts related to human trafficking, visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/human-trafficking.