trafficking laws & policy

Federal and state trafficking laws help victims of trafficking receive services from multiple providers and help law enforcement address these crimes at different levels. Because types of crime vary between jurisdictions, state human trafficking statutes may protect victims in different ways. State laws and federal laws may differ in scope and in definition;  for this reason, it is important to be familiar with the laws pertaining to the rights of victims of those who have been violated, as well as the penalties that exist for those convicted of trafficking. 

Virginia Trafficking Laws

Click here to View a List of Virginia Laws Targeting Sex and Labor Trafficking
(This will take you to the website of the Virginia Attorney General)

Federal Trafficking Laws

Click Here to View a list of Federal Laws Regarding Human Trafficking)
(This will take you to the website of the Department of Homeland Security)

Contact Your Elected Officials

Click here to contact your federal, state, local and elected leaders to share your concerns about trafficking and see what is being one in your state to eradicate trafficking.