The Exploitation of Children and Forced Child Labor or Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a serious federal crime. Federal law defines "severe forms of trafficking in persons" as: "(A) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (B) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude,1 peonage, debt bondage, or slavery" [USC. §7102(8)]. In short, human trafficking is modern-day slavery.

Federal Agencies and Offices

Organizations Involved with Trafficking Issues

Resources

Publications and Reports

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