The success of the U.S. Government efforts to combat trafficking in persons domestically hinges on pursuing a victim-centered approach. All U.S. Government agencies are therefore committed to providing victims with access to the services and benefits provided by the TVPA.
Because government benefits for non-U.S. citizen victims are typically tied to a person's immigration status, the TVPA created a mechanism for allowing certain non-citizen trafficking victims access to benefits and services from which they might otherwise be barred.
The funds provided under the TVPA by the federal government for direct services to victims are dedicated to assist non-U.S. citizen victims have access to other federal crime victim benefits. Under sections 107(b)(1) and (b)(2) of the TVPA, various federal government agencies must extend some existing benefits to trafficking victims and are authorized to provide grants to effectuate such assistance. This section reviews the activities of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of State (DOS), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to implement sections 107(b) and 107 (c) of the TVPA.
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