NHTTAC applies a public health approach to human trafficking. This enables communities to identify and respond to the complex needs of individuals who have been affected by human trafficking. It also addresses the root causes that make individuals, families, and communities at risk of trafficking.

We collaborate with communities across the United States to deliver training and technical assistance that is coordinated, innovative, and results driven. We partner with a network of nationally recognized subject matter experts, survivor leaders, organizations, and providers who deliver training and technical assistance.

NHTTAC is committed to building the capacity of professionals to:

  • Increase identification and access to trauma-informed services for individuals who have experienced trafficking
  • Strengthen short-, medium-, and long-term health and well-being of individuals who have experienced trafficking
  • Educate health care, behavioral health, and social services professionals on how to identify and respond appropriately to individuals who have experienced trafficking or who are at risk of trafficking
  • Reduce the vulnerabilities of those most at risk of trafficking


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Public Health Approach

A public health approach enables NHTTAC to:

  • Focus on education, prevention, response, and intervention
  • Address the root causes that make individuals, families, and communities at risk of human trafficking
  • Provide services to individuals who have experienced trafficking during or after their trafficking experience

Technical Assistance

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NHTTAC’s training and technical assistance is survivor informed, interactive, collaborative, available in-person or remotely, and is customized to meet the unique training needs of the requesting organization. NHTTAC services are free and delivered based on need.

Organizations and communities may request training and technical assistance by contacting NHTTAC’s Customer Support Center or by completing a short online NHTTAC Training and Technical Assistance Request Form.

Survivor Involvement

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Survivor leaders provide an array of expertise and experience that informs the training and technical assistance NHTTAC delivers. Additionally, NHTTAC provides survivor leaders with professional development, leadership training, and networking through scholarships, fellowships, and information and referrals.

Working With Experts

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NHTTAC maintains a network of consultants to develop and deliver training and technical assistance. Our consultants represent a variety of experiences, backgrounds, and subject matter expertise.

Expert consultants typically have at least 7 years of experience working in their field and are experienced in designing and delivering training and technical assistance, including speaking at conferences. Expert consultants may also be survivors of trafficking.

Survivor consultants typically have 2–3 years of experience integrating lived experiences in the design and delivery of training and technical assistance, including supporting organizations on how to identify and respond to individuals affected by trafficking.

Eligible Recipients

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The trainings are intended for:

  • Private, not-for-profits (including faith- and community-based organizations)
  • Child welfare or runaway and homeless youth practitioners
  • Public health professionals
  • Medical service providers
  • Behavioral health and substance use professionals
  • Violence prevention agencies
  • Federal, state, local, city, and tribal government agencies
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Volunteer service centers that provide support to trafficking survivors or populations at risk of human trafficking

If federal grantees apply for support, NHTTAC will contact the granting office to confirm eligibility and coordinate efforts. Agencies with needs related to the criminal justice system should apply to the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center.

NHTTAC resources cover NHTTAC-enrolled consultants' costs (including consulting fees and travel) and will not pay for meeting space, audiovisual supports, management of invitations, registration of participants, food or beverages, etc. Therefore, recipients of training and technical assistance need to provide this logistical support.

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