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Trafficking Victim Assistance Program


About the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP)

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, through a nationwide network of direct service providers, provides wide-ranging case management services to foreign national survivors of trafficking and eligible derivative family members. The Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) is made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Trafficking in Persons.

States in HHS Region 3
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
States in HHS Region 6
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas

In addition, we are able to serve victims of trafficking "anytime, anywhere" through our national per capita service reimbursement mechanism.

"Faith-based Organization Helps Trafficking Survivor Build a New Life" from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), highlights how TVAP helps trafficking survivors on their journey to healing and independence.

TVAP serves as a bridge, connecting trafficking survivors to services to assist with their journey towards stabilization, healing, and independence.


Men, women, and minors who are foreign born and have been subjected to commercial sexual exploitation and/or forced labor may be eligible. Derivative family members may be eligible as well. A local service provider will make an initial assessment, in consultation with USCCB, regarding whether the individual meets enrollment criteria as defined by the Trafficking Victim Protection Act of 2000.


Immediate and supportive services are available. Trafficking survivors and their case managers will meet to discuss individual needs. Services may include:

  • Food and clothing
  • Housing assistance
  • Safety planning
  • Medical and mental health referrals
  • Transportation
  • Legal aid
  • Employment training and guidance
  • Language and educational programs
  • Life skills and family support
  • Immigration legal services

More Information

For information on referring a potential client or if you have questions about the TVAP, email, or call us at 1-855-708-3089. 

To learn more details about the program, see our TVAP brochure.

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