The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Trafficking in Persons disperse money to service providers working with survivors across the U.S. to provide comprehensive case management.
WHY IS IDENTIFICATION IMPORTANT?
When a foreign national woman is identified as meeting TVPA criteria for trafficking, she can then gain access to state and federal funding, immigration relief, and social services specific to survivors of trafficking.
After we identify a survivor of trafficking, we refer her to a partner organization who provides immigration legal services. With support from her immigration attorney, a survivor can pursue a T visa, which places her on a path to U.S. citizenship.
At Restore, the most frequently requested social services are job training, ESL instruction, and housing. In response, we’re investing in our Economic Empowerment and Safehome programs, specifically developed to address survivors' needs.