Victim Assistance Fact Sheet
Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery. After drug dealing, human trafficking is linked with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world, and it is the fastest growing. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) provides a means for non-citizens in the United States to apply for a special visa and other special benefits and services so they can safely and securely rebuild their lives. The social services that are available to qualified victims include legal, housing, job placement, health care, and educational assistance programs. Victims who are already U.S. citizens are already eligible to receive many of these benefits. This fact sheet describes the assistance that is available to child and eligible adult victims of human trafficking in the U.S. It includes a chart with the names and brief descriptions of 14 of the specific benefit programs for which victims can apply.