USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program

The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, in part known as the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), designates the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the agency responsible for helping foreign national victims of human trafficking become eligible to receive federally funded or administered benefits and services to the same extent as refugees. The purpose is to help them rebuild their lives safely in the United States.

The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATIP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) accomplishes this mandate through a grant for victim service provision delivered by a network of service providers. USCRI is one of three grantees charged with administering and overseeing the National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (NHTVAP). NHTVAP service providers deliver comprehensive case management services to foreign national potential and identified victims of human trafficking who are seeking HHS Certification in any location in the U.S.

USCRI administers NHTVAP in 29 states and three U.S. territories, as well as the Freely Associated States. USCRI works closely with the other two HHS/ORR grantees, The Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium and Tapestri Inc., to provide a seamless network of care. USCRI's service area is marked in yellow on the following map: View a map of places where USCRI serves victims of human trafficking >>
USCRI greatly appreciates the efforts of the local service providers who have partnered with us through NHTVAP. These organizations identify and provide quality victim-centered services to survivors of trafficking, and their work is critical to the success of NHTVAP.

If you are a service provider located in one of our geographic areas, you may apply to join our NHTVAP network. Please call 1 (800) 307-4712 or email


USCRI wishes to acknowledge that all clients served through NHTVAP are survivors. Whenever possible, we seek to use the terms "survivor" or "client" when referring to an individual who has accessed NHTVAP services.

If you believe you may be a victim of human trafficking, or if you have information about a potential trafficking situation, please contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at:

1 (888) 3737-888.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911. 



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