Trafficking Victims Protection Act - Congressional Briefing

How $1Billion in Federal Funds could go away to further Domestic and International Initiatives to Combat Trafficking if the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act is not passed ASAP

A Virtual Congressional Briefing


March 10, 2022 | 3:00-3:45 PM EST




Please join us for this congressional briefing on H.R. 6552 with expert panelists including representatives from the offices of Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Tanya Gould, Survivor Leader & Presidential Award Recipient for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons, and Bill Woolf former Acting Director at OVC for the Department of Justice & Safe House Project Policy Director.


The Frederick Douglass TVPRA is critical in reauthorizing a total of approximately $1 billion over five years to continue the prevention of trafficking, protection of victims and prosecution of traffickers in America and around the globe. Without its passage, current funding allocations could cease crippling efforts to address this heinous human rights crisis.

TVPRA - HR 6552

On July 26th 2022 The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed critical anti-trafficking legislation authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) together with Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) in a strong bipartisan vote of 401-20.


The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention & Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022 was introduced on February 8, 2022 by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) to reauthorize $1B in funding over the next 5 years to support domestic and international trafficking initiatives.


President Biden signed the TVPA ( S. 3946 and S. 3949) into law in on January 5th. We are grateful to everyone who has signed the letter of support, called their Congressional members, and taken a stand on behalf of trafficking survivors. We are excited to see continued momentum by the Trafficking Survivor Equity Coalition in 2023.