Our hearts go out to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During this uncertain time, NHTTAC remains strong in its efforts to support you by providing remote technical assistance for your organizations and communities. Our team of expert consultants, including many with lived experience, stand ready to demonstrate their support in a variety of ways—and we will continue to provide updates and access to new and existing resources in the days to come.

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    Our mission: To inform and enhance the public health response to human trafficking through training and technical assistance


Who We Are

NHTTAC delivers training and technical assistance (T/TA) on behalf of the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) to inform and enhance the public health response to human trafficking. Operating under the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OTIP's mission is to combat human trafficking by supporting and leading systems that prevent trafficking through public awareness and to protect victims through identification and assistance, helping them rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient. NHTTAC supports OTIP in developing and delivering training and technical assistance that strengthens anti-trafficking work and aids OTIP in fulfilling its mission.

SOAR to Health and Wellness

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The SOAR framework is designed to help professionals, individuals, organizations, and communities—Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to trafficking—and equips them with skills to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to individuals who have experienced trafficking or who are at risk of trafficking.

Upcoming Training

December Virtual SOAR to Health and Wellness (Spanish)


Human Trafficking Leadership Academy: Class 6, Seminar 3


From the Director

“Human trafficking is a public health issue that impacts individuals, families, and entire communities across generations. The Office on Trafficking in Persons commits to exploring partnerships to better leverage the public health framework to strengthen data collection, better target public awareness and prevention campaigns, expand training to address the root causes of human trafficking, and empower survivors of trafficking.”

—Katherine Chon
Director, Office on Trafficking in Persons

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News and Information

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In response to the growing need to offer virtual training to support professional development, NHTTAC is offering free 1.5-hour virtual SOAR to Health and Wellness trainings. The training teaches providers how to identify and respond to human trafficking. The three upcoming virtual trainings will be held in…

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NHTTAC is seeking survivors, leaders, and allied professionals across the Southwest (southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas) to participate in Class 6 of the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA). To inform the field about risk factors for human trafficking among migratory…

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On April 1, 2020, NHTTAC hosted a 90-minute webinar on emerging trends and case studies on the development of public–private partnerships to leverage community resources that provide services to individuals who have experienced labor trafficking. A recording of the webinar is now available in our Resource Library, along with answers to the Q&A session that immediately followed the live…