Trafficking Survivor Equity Coalition

Uniting to End Trafficking Through Effective Policy

The Trafficking Survivor Equity Coalition (TSEC) brings survivor-informed and anti-trafficking field-informed policy recommendations to educate lawmakers on how to effectively prevent trafficking, protect trafficking survivors through equitable and inclusive services, and prosecute traffickers through effective legislation. TSEC supports a holistic approach to serving human trafficking survivors and elevating lived experience experts in the United States.

Freedom Requires Action - Policy Summit 2023

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National Human Trafficking Hotline Reports

Latest Position Paper from Safe House Project

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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.

2022 TIP Report

The United States Department of State released the 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report. This report is integral to understanding the state of anti-human trafficking work, both domestically and internationally. Safe House Project was privileged to contribute information on the incredible work being done in the U.S., and make recommendations for continued improvement in the prevention of trafficking, protection of victims and survivors, and prosecution of traffickers and buyers. 

American Law Institute

After pushback from the coalition and other stakeholders, ALI reversed a decision last week that would have amended the model penal code to state that those who purchase children for commercial sex purposes are immune from state trafficking charges and will not be listed on the sex offender registry. 

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Landscape Assessments

“The American people have this to learn: that where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither person nor property is safe.”

― Frederick Douglass

Core Values
  • Advocating for survivors, organizations, and the anti-trafficking field 
  • Creating opportunities for the voice of trafficking survivors (lived experience experts) to be heard
  • Every survivor deserves access to survivor-informed, trauma-informed, and healing-centered services
  • Human-Rights Focused Solutions that recognize that every person has value, dignity, and worth

  • Unify the voice of restorative care programs to create policies that allow them to provide high-quality care to survivors.
  • Advise on federal legislation which will support organizations that provide restorative services to trafficking survivors.
  • Ensure all survivors have access to equitable and inclusive care that is survivor and trauma-informed
  • Create sustainable solutions that connect service providers to improved outcomes for trafficking survivors
  • Restore agency to survivors through restorative care and whole-person solutions
  • Educate on how to advocate for anti-trafficking initiatives
  • Identify and highlight systemic issues that disproportionately impact marginalized populations

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