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January 2019: January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month


January 2019

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention MonthFind resources to help your organization commemorate National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month on the OVC Human Trafficking Website, including:

2018 Human Trafficking Statistical Fact Sheet
Offers statistics and compelling graphics related to investigations, prosecutions, and services to trafficking victims.

Faces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide
This award-winning multidisciplinary resource includes nine videos, a discussion guide, four fact sheets, and four posters that can be used 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.

Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide
This Guide supports established the day-to-day operations of human trafficking task forces.

Map of OVC/BJA-Funded Human Trafficking Services and Task Forces
The interactive U.S. map shows the breadth of victim services and support coverage provided by current OVC grantees and the OVC and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)-funded human trafficking task forces.

OVC TIMS Snapshot Report, July 2015–June 2016: Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
This updated brief provides data on the services provided by OVC human trafficking grant programs.

OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center: Human Trafficking Web Page
Visit this page for resources to help build the capacity of your organization to respond to victims of 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 crime of stalking. Visit the following online resources to find tools to help you build awareness and serve victims of crime—

  • OVC's Stalking page, containing publications, frequently asked questions, and additional resources.

  • Stalking Awareness Special Feature, a compilation of research and resources from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

  • Stalking Awareness Month, a resource from the National Center for Victims of Crime with web art and other promotional materials.

  • Stalking Awareness Month, a Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center page with ready-to-use resources for newsletters, social media accounts, and other awareness-building activities.

Raising Awareness About Tax Refund Theft

Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to claim your tax refund. To help raise awareness about this issue, the Federal Trade Commission annually leads the nation to commemorate Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, which will be held January 28–February 1, 2019.

The Internal Revenue Service offers a Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft to assist victims of this crime and tips for preventing this crime.

We encourage providers and allied professionals to take OVC's free online training, Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training: Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery. This training will provide the knowledge to more effectively serve victims of identity theft and assist with their financial and emotional recovery.

For additional information about tax fraud and identity theft, review—

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