Let Your Voice Be Heard….The National Advisory Committee on the Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States Needs You!

The Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces an opportunity to advise the Secretary and the Attorney General on practical and general policies concerning improvements to the Nation’s response to the human trafficking of children and youth in the United States. The National Advisory Committee on the Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (Advisory Committee) will be composed of not more than 21 members whose diverse experience and background enable them to provide balanced points of view with regard to carrying out the duties of the Committee.

***It is important that tribal communities are well represented on this Advisory Committee!***

The Statement of Interest form below asks for demographic information, experience in anti-trafficking work on a local, state and/or national level; interest in the Committee; and what he/she hopes to contribute to the Committee. Per the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014Visit disclaimer page (P.L. 113-183), the information will be used to incorporate balanced points of view with regard to carrying out the duties of the Committee. Submission of a Statement of Interest does not mean that a person has been accepted as a Committee member.

Criteria for Selection:

All Committee members must be 18 years or older. In addition, the following criteria will also be considered:

  1. Advocacy and victim service experience
  2. Respect for diversity of views and human trafficking experiences
  3. Interest and ability to provide thoughtful commentary and guidance on federal anti-trafficking initiatives
  4. Ability to share lessons learned with survivors, anti-trafficking organizations, and governmental agencies

How to Submit Statements of Interest:

To be considered for participation in the National Advisory Committee on the Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States, please submit a completed Statement of Interest Form, along with your resume and optional letters of support via email to EndTrafficking@acf.hhs.gov by 5 p.m. EST July 20, 2016.

Download the
Statement of Interest Form
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*Be sure to save the empty form to your computer before filling it out to ensure that all of your information is saved.  Instructions to submit your interest are located on the final page. Questions or concerns? Call Kate Cooper at 202-205-4554 or e-mail: EndTrafficking@acf.hhs.gov.

U.S. Mail:        The Office on Trafficking in Persons
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Attention: Kate Cooper
330 C Street SW, Room 4126
Washington, DC 20024