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Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (VTVPA)

Law and Regulations
Manuals, Handbooks, Guidance and Brochures
Applications and Forms
Law Enforcement Training Materials
T Nonimmigrant Status Application Process
U Nonimmigrant Status Application Process
Press Materials
Reports on Other Government Trafficking Efforts

Overview

Congress passed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (VTVPA) in order to provide:

  • individuals who have been victimized in the most severe fashion with the ability to: remain in the US (temporarily and in some cases longer) and receive federal and state assistance;
  • protections for certain crime victims including victims of crimes against women; and
  • law enforcement agencies with a comprehensive law that will enable them to pursue the prosecution and conviction of traffickers.
This Webpage includes various agency links to information about the VTVPA, implementation of the law, and victim benefits and services.

Those who may be interested in this information include:

  • victims of a severe form of trafficking and non-governmental entities who may be working with such victims;
  • law enforcement officers so that they may better understand who is considered a victim of a severe form of trafficking; and
  • the general public on how the US Government will pursue traffickers of persons.
Law and Regulations

    Regulations

  • Protection and Assistance for Victims of Trafficking
    • Interim Rule 07/24/01
        Effective date: 08/23/01
  • New Classification for Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons; Eligibility for T Nonimmigrant Status
    • Interim Rule 01/31/02
        Effective date: 03/04/02
        Comment period ends: 04/01/02
  • New Classification for Victims of Certain Crimes; Eligibility for U Nonimmigrant Status
  • Adjustment Procedures

Manuals, Handbooks, Guidance, and Brochures

  • Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance(2000 ed.) (DOJ), effective 1/31/00
  • Victim Witness Brochure for Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Trafficking in Persons: A Guide for Non-Governmental Organizations

Applications and Forms

Law Enforcement Training Materials

T Nonimmigrant Status Application Process

U Nonimmigrant Status Application Process

Press Materials

Reports on Other Government Trafficking Efforts

Title of Report Issuing Agency Report Date
Trafficking in Persons Report Department of State 6/3/05
Trafficking in Persons Report Department of State 06/10/04
Trafficking in Persons Report Department of State 06/09/03
Trafficking in Persons Report Department of State 06/05/02
Trafficking in Persons: USAID's Response US Agency for International Development 09/01
Trafficking in Persons Report Department of State 07/01
The U.S. Government's International Anti-Trafficking in Persons Initiatives Department of State 07/12/01
Special Briefing on Release of the Trafficking Report Department of State 07/12/01

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