Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families: National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Contact: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr
URL: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/about-rescue-restore

NHTRC Contact: 1-888-373-7888

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-funded program operated and implemented by Polaris Project for the purpose of providing a national, 24-hour, toll-free hotline number for the human trafficking field in the United States. The NHTRC is a core component of Polaris Project’s Training and Technical Assistance Program. By operating the national hotline, the NHTRC works to help improve the national response to protect victims of human trafficking in the U.S. by providing callers with a range of comprehensive services. Available services include crisis intervention, urgent and non-urgent referrals, tip reporting, and comprehensive anti-trafficking resources and technical assistance for the anti-trafficking field and those who wish to get involved. To perform these functions, the NHTRC maintains a national database of organizations working in the anti-trafficking field as well as a library of available anti-trafficking resources and materials. The NHTRC also works in collaboration with the infrastructure of the anti-trafficking movement in the United States, which includes HHS Rescue and Restore coalitions, DOJ-funded Human Trafficking Task Forces, FBI Innocence Lost Task Forces, Federal victims services and outreach grantees, statewide human trafficking task forces, community-based initiatives, and on-going research projects.

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