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Department of Justice
Federal Bureau ofinvestigation
The FBI Victim Specialist will be in contact Office for Victim Assistance
with you during the investigation of your case.
I! is important for you to work with the Victim
Specialist so that you can receive case status
updates, address any conce rns you may have
about the case, and ease your experience
with the criminal justice process.

For more infonnation, please contact your


local FBI Victim Specialist or Case Agent:

Victim Specialist:

Phone: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Office for Victim Assistance

J. Edgar Hoover Building, Room 3329

935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20535

Special Agent: (202) 324-3000

www.fbi.gov/stats-services/ victim_assistance
Phone:

Preparation o/this brochure was supported in part by the


Office for Victims of Crime, Office ofJustice Programs,
US. Department ofJustice. The opinions, /indings and
conclusions expressed in this brochure are those of the
author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official
position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
HELP FOR VICTIMS OF RESOURCES FOR VICTIMS There may be immigration services available
to you. It is important to talk to an immigration
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS attorney or community organization that can
The FBI has someone who can help victims
advise you about your choices. Your Victim
of crime and answer their questions. Victim
Freedom is one of the most important rights Specialist can help connect you to valuable
Specialists are specially trained professionals
afforded to every human being. No one resou rces in the community and provide
working hand in hand with the FBI case agent
should be forced or coerced to act against referrals to a free or low-cost attorney.
during an investigation. They assist victims by
their will. Unfortunately, the practice of
providing support, information, and referrals to
modern day slavery exists in our world
resources in the community.
today. Trafficking in Persons (human REGARDLESS OF YOUR LEGAL
trafficking) is a violation of federal civil rights STATUS, VICTIM SPECIALISTS
The Victim Specialist's primary responsibilities
laws. The FBI is investigating these crimes
as one of its top civil rights priorities to
are: the victims' well-being; keeping victims CAN HELP YOU FIND:
informed about the status of their case; and,
protect those who may be a victim of
helping victims reclaim their freedom.
this crime. ~ Food, clothing and shelter;
~ Medical assistance, including

If any of these things have happened to you ,


IF YOU ARE A UNITED STATES access to STO/HIVITB testing

you may be a victim of a serious crime. If you and immunizations;

feel that you are in danger, contact local law CITIZEN OR LAWFUL PERMANENT
enforcement, the FBI , or 911 . RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ~ Interpreter services;
~ Mental health services and counseling ;
United States citizens or lawful permanent ~ Legal/immigration assistance ;
YOU MAY BE A VICTIM
residents of the United States can be enslaved ~ Transportation ;
OF TRAFFICKING IN
within or outside the borders of the United
States. It is a violation of the Federal civil ~ Child care;
PERSONS IF SOMEONE HAS:
rights laws to traffic United States citizens or ~ Health insurance; and/or,
lawfu l permanent residents. As a citizen or
~ forced you to work against your will ; ~ Education and employment services.
lawfu I permanent resident, once you are
~ collected a debt by using threats or identified as a federal crime victim you are
forcing you to work to pay the debt; eligible to receive services and benefits.

~ fo rced you to work using threats to IF YOU NEED HELP OR BELIEVE

harm you and/or your family; IF YOU ARE Nar A LEGAL RESIDENT
SOMEONE ELSE NEEDS HELP.,

OF THE UNITED STATES


~ forced or pressured you into PLEASE CALL:

prostitution or to do other
You may be eligible to stay in the United States
sexual acts;
for a determined period of time depending on
your individual circumstances. Once you qualify
1-888- 3737-888

~ taken away your passport, birth National Human Trafficking Resource Center
certificate, or identification card as a victim of trafficking in persons, the law
guarantees certain legal benefits and services. (24/7 Hotline)
to intimidate and control your
movements.