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Anti-Trafficking Program

 
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Creating a world where immigrants, refugees, migrants, and people on the move are treated with dignity, respect, welcome and belonging.

—Migration and Refugee Services Vision Statement

In the News

Child Victims of Human Trafficking-  A new study by USCCB, June 2015

"USCCB Brings Awareness Workshop to Houston" -Texas Catholic Herald, February 10th, 2015

"Catholics Called to do Everything in Their Power to End Trafficking" - Catholic News Service, February 9th, 2015

"A Call to Fight Human Trafficking" - Arlington Catholic Herald, November 12th, 2014

Who We Are

The mission of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Anti-Trafficking Program (ATP) is to educate on the scourge of human trafficking as an offense against fundamental dignity of the human person; to advocate for an end to modern day slavery; and to provide training and technical assistance on this issue.

What We Do

Each year, an estimated 17,000 vulnerable men, women and children are trafficked across our borders and then forced into slavery. Many are fleeing terrible situations in their home countries, and come to the United States to find a better life. Unfortunately, the nightmare often begins when they reach our shores.

For over a decade, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has been a national leader in advocacy and education to eradicate sex and labor trafficking. For six years, USCCB and our partners provided intensive case management services to victims of human trafficking, assisting more than 2,232 survivors of trafficking and over 500 of their family members. Currently, we are concentrating our efforts on training and technical assistance so that victims can be identified and brought into safety. Hopefully one day, we can eradicate the horrible crime of modern day slavery.  

 

Programs and Awareness Raising

Visit our program pages below to learn more about what we currently do. 

Become a Shepherd 

The Amistad Movement 

February 8th: International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

If you would like more information about our past programs and work, click here

 

Catholic Fund Against Human Trafficking

DONATE NOW!

Help us in our fight against human trafficking by making a contribution.  If in New York, Florida, or the District of Columbia, donate online.  If in another state, please go to the Catholic Fund against Human Trafficking.

 

How You Can Help

Be Part of the Solution.
Learn More About Human Trafficking:
Click to find out more about the issue of human trafficking and to learn about the Catholic Church's teaching on this subject.  

Learn about our Become a Shepherd program.

Be observant.
Identify victims in your community and respond appropriately. Use our Red Flags and Screening Questions to Identify Victims and then Take Action.     

Spread the word.
Help us distribute posters and other resources in your community.  For resources or to request technical assistance, training or consultancy services, contact Anti-Trafficking Services / 202.541.3357.

Be informed.
Sign up for our mailing list.


MORE INFORMATION

A Call to Fight Human Trafficking
 
Become a Shepherd Tool Kit
 
Catholics called to do everything in their power to end trafficking
 
Child Victims of Human Trafficking
 
Church a ‘first responder’ to human trafficking
 
CNS article on the Amistad Program
 
Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking
 
Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking
 
Deadly Dealings USA
 
ECPAT USA
 
End Slavery
 
February 8th: International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
 
How to Help a Trafficking Victim
 
Human-Trafficking Report Shows Opportunity for Catholic Action
 
Identifying Trafficking Victims
 
New Years' Resolutions Against Human Trafficking
 
Past Programs
 
Slavery Footprint
 
The Amistad Movement
 
The First International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking
 
U.S. Bishops Bring New Weapon to Human Trafficking Fight
 
USCCB brings awareness workshop to Houston


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