Human 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—
View the following resources for additional information about efforts to combat human trafficking:
January 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—
Tax 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.