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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
National Stalking Awareness Month
Raising Awareness About Tax Refund Theft


January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention MonthHuman trafficking is a horrendous crime that impacts communities throughout our Nation. With increased awareness, improved services, and effective prosecutions, we can work together to fight this crime and support the survivors. Every January, we commemorate National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

OVC has developed the Faces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide to raise awareness of the seriousness of human trafficking, the many forms it can take, and the important role that everyone can play in identifying and serving victims.

This new multidisciplinary resource includes—

  • Nine videos, including versions with Spanish subtitles, and Public Service Announcements (PSAs) offered in Spanish, Thai, Hindi, and Tagalog,
  • A discussion guide, which provides information on the intended audience and focus of each video, suggests questions that can be used to generate discussion, and offers recommendations for enhancing trainings,
  • Four fact sheets, which provide an introduction to human trafficking, information on the legal needs and rights of victims of human trafficking in the United States, information on the special considerations and needs of youth victims, and promising practices for building effective collaborations to address human trafficking, and
  • Four posters, each of which targets a specific audience (service providers and allied professionals, law enforcement, the general public, and victims/survivors).

View Faces of Human Trafficking and learn more about OVC’s human trafficking programs.

View the following resources for additional information about efforts to combat human trafficking:


National Stalking Awareness Month

National Stalking Awareness MonthJanuary is also National Stalking Awareness Month which seeks to educate the public about the serious and at times deadly crime of stalking. Throughout January, communities help build awareness by sharing information and holding special events. To learn more, we encourage you to visit—

Raising Awareness About Tax Refund Theft

Tax Identity AwarenessTax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to claim your tax refund. To raise awareness, OVC is helping the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commemorate Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from January 25–29, 2016.

Visit the FTC website for promotional materials and to learn more about protecting your identity. Participate in OVC's free online training, Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training: Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery.

For additional information, visit our Fraud and Identity Theft page and the Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft section of the Internal Revenue Service website.

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