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Through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Health & Human Services' (HHS) Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), USCCB/MRS-Anti-Trafficking is providing comprehensive case management, through our network of direct service providers, to foreign born victims of trafficking and derivative family members as part of the Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (TVAP). USCCB/MRS will serve HHS regions 3 and 6, which include the states listed below.
In addition, we are able to serve victims of trafficking "anytime, anywhere" through our national per capita service reimbursement mechanism.
In order to enroll in TVAP, the individual must be a foreign national victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons, as defined in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Derivative family members and minor children of victims of trafficking are also eligible. Local service providers will make an initial assessment, in consultation with USSCB, regarding whether the individual meets the enrollment criteria.
For information on referring a potential client or if you have questions about the TVAP, email MRSTVAP@usccb.org, or call us at 1-855-708-3089.
To learn more details about the program, you can read this flyer.
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