• December 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 9

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The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

As part of the Human Trafficking and the State Courts Collaborative, the Center for Court Innovation recently published a factsheet for professionals in the justice system. This publication outlines the connection and overlap between intimate partner abuse—such as domestic violence and sexual assault—and human trafficking, aiming to provide information and support to jurisdictions interested in implementing or improving their court-based response.

This publication walks readers through recognizing potential situations of human trafficking through domestic abuse and sexual assault; to understanding the complexity of abuse, specifically through coercion, isolation and intimidation, and obstacles; to using system resources. Professionals are also provided with a five-step strategy on how they can put practices in place to improve outcomes for victims of human trafficking.

The factsheet, The Intersection of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking, is available on the Human Trafficking and the State Courts Collaborative website at http://www.htcourts.org/the-intersection-of-domestic-violence-sexual-assault-and-human-trafficking/.

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