Anti-Trafficking Resources

The plight of human trafficking affects people in the United States and in Montana. In the U.S., an unknown number of people are bought and sold for forced labor and nearly 300,000 children are at risk for sex trafficking every year. The average age of girls forced into the sex trade is 12 to 14, and fewer than 2% are ever rescued or able to leave this modern-day slavery.

Despite these grim numbers, Montanans are working to stop modern day slavery. The Attorney General’s Office, local law enforcement, and community organizations are working to increase community awareness, to provide aid to victims, and to improve Montana’s investigation and prosecution of human trafficking crimes. Below are resources to help educate people about the problem of human trafficking and the efforts being made to combat it.

Thank you to Katharina Werner, Pathways Program Manager of the YWCA Missoula for providing these resources. All materials are provided as educational resources and not as an endorsement of specific policies or practices.



Survivor and Survivor Care Resources

The Bare Minimum: Standards of Care and Protection for the Victims/Survivors of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation
United Nations Development Fund for Women and SANLAAP

Blueprint: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Domestic Sex Trafficking of Girls
Center on Poverty and Inequality: Georgetown Law

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers
International Organization for Migration

Health Issues Affecting Trafficked Individuals
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

Safety Considerations for Working with Victims of Trafficking
Kate Rocke and the Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Safety Planning Tips for Supporting Survivors
Asian Women's Shelter

Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Resource Guide for Social Service Providers
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Facts and Statistics

Comprehensive Human Trafficking Assessment
Polaris Project and NHTRC

Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence
Freedom Network USA

Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault
Freedom Network USA

Labor Trafficking Fact Sheet
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Power & Control, Sexual Violence & Poverty

Sex Trafficking Fact Sheet
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Trafficking Indicators
Futures Without Violence

Legal and Government Resources

Anti-Human Trafficking Manual For Criminal Justice Practitioners
United Nations Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide
U.S. Office for Victims of Crime

Federal Efforts to Assist Victims of Human Trafficking
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Trafficking Crimes and U.S. Laws

More Resources

Futures Without Violence Resources on Human Trafficking
Including information on:

  • Victim/Survivor Advocacy
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Law Enforcement Advocacy
  • Collaboration Resources
  • Reports
  • U.S. Government Domestic Anti-Trafficking Efforts
  • Anti-Trafficking Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Language Access
  • Video Resources
  • Books
  • Stories

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