Please act today to support the passage of H.R. 6552, a bill that would reauthorize the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victim Protection Act of 2000 and further the protection of trafficking victims, prevention of trafficking, and prosecution of those responsible for this crime.
Please call or email your delegate and urge him or her to vote “YES” on H.R. 6552. Be courteous, respectful, and polite. Your message can be as simple as: “Please vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 6552, the TVPRA Bill. It is essential to continue the federal support of trafficking victims.”
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SAFE HOUSE PROJECT REPORTS
The Frederick Douglass TVPRA bill reauthorizes and enhances successful programs, strengthens laws, and adds accountability. The bill enhances successful programs like the grants to assist in the recognition of child trafficking by adding prevention of online grooming and trafficking of children through accessible, age-appropriate, trauma-informed approaches and scalable programs that use proven and tested best practices. It also strengthens laws to prevent, identify, and report child sex and labor trafficking. It further ensures that survivor employment and education programs offer wrap-around social services, case management, life skills training, and assistance with obtaining employment and higher education. Likewise, it strengthens Federal government accountability for survivor -informed policy through a ten-year extension of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and ensures competition in program to end modern slavery grant awards. The bill also includes new critical provisions, described below.
• Public-private sector accountability in counter-trafficking efforts at U.S. federal government preferred places of accommodation (hotel and lodging).
• $35 million for Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Trafficking.
• International prevention efforts to include accessible, age-appropriate, and trauma-informed approaches for USAID beneficiaries and encourages further integration of counter- trafficking efforts across the development portfolio.
• Tier standards to clarify language on the special rule for countries on the Tier 2 Watch List; simplify and prioritize reporting to Congress for Tier 2 Watch List countries of concern for the following year; and change Special Watch List to Tier 2 Watch List.
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