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Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking


The Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking consists of national and international Catholic agencies working to eliminate the scourge of human trafficking. The main purposes of the Coalition are to:

  • Formulate plans for combating trafficking and serving its victims

  • Promote development of services for trafficking victims and approaches to empowerment of trafficking victims

  • Dialogue with government officials and others engaged in public policies affecting this issue

  • Devise strategies for public education, awareness-raising and grass roots action.

More than twenty Catholic organizations form the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking. Each organization has its own network of concerned citizens who can work together to further the commitment to combat trafficking. Coalition organizations engage in combating human trafficking by

  • Providing safe haven for trafficked adolescents and young adults in the U.S.

  • Delivering direct services to adult and child trafficking victims in the U.S. and overseas

  • Conducting prevention projects overseas, especially in Eastern Europe, India, and Latin America

  • Providing national training and technical assistance on the issue of trafficking

  • Meeting with government officials, including Senators and Representatives in the U.S. Congress, and representatives from the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the Department of Justice

Member and Partner Organization List:

African Women Religious Conference
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Health Association
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Catholic Relief Services
Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
Covenant House
Franciscan Action Network
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY
Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Jesuit Refugee Services
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns
National Catholic Student Coalition
National Council of Catholic Women
School Sisters of Notre Dame/Shalom North America
Sioux City Diocesan Peace and Justice Commission
Sisters of the Good Shepherd
Trinity College
USCCB/Catholic Campaign for Human Development
USCCB/Committee on Women in Society and the Church
USCCB/International Justice & Peace
USCCB/Migration & Refugee Services

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