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Who We Are
The Department of Defense Combating Trafficking in Persons Program Management Office (CTIP PMO) falls under the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD (P&R)). Beneath USD (P&R) is the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), whose Director is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense for policy development, planning, resource management, and program evaluation responsibilities. Within DHRA, Policy Support is the CTIP Department coordinator.
To Report TIP, contact:
Dept of Defense Inspector General Hotline;
National Human Trafficking Hotline;
On December 16, 2002, the President signed National Security Presidential Directive 22 declaring the United States' zero tolerance policy for trafficking in persons (TIP). The Directive states, "Agencies shall review their internal structures, personnel requirements, capabilities, information systems, professional education programs, training procedures, legislative authorities, and budgets to accommodate the provisions of this directive...Departments and agencies shall ensure that all of the appropriate offices within their jurisdiction are fully training to carry out their responsibilities to combat trafficking." CTIP PMO is responsible for overseeing, developing, and providing, the tools necessary for implementing National Security Directive 22 within the DoD.
What We Do
DoD Instruction 2200.01, "Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP)," published February 2007 and revised April 21, 2015, states, "Heads of Components will conduct an annual CTIP awareness training program for all members of their components." CTIP PMO is tasked with developing guidelines and procedures for trafficking awareness training for all DoD components. In order to achieve this goal, CTIP PMO developed several different training programs, including trainings for general awareness, law enforcement, senior leadership, contracting and acquisitions, and legal counsel. CTIP trainings are designed to provide an overview of TIP including, signs of trafficking, key policies and procedures, and what to do if trafficking is suspected. Specific training for law enforcement, senior leadership, contracting and acquisitions personnel, and legal counsel contain unique information that will aid personnel in combating trafficking while performing the specific duties. CTIP training for DoD military and civilian personnel is available online through the DoD CTIP website.
CTIP PMO is responsible for developing awareness materials that can be distributed to DoD components and defense contractors overseas. CTIP PMO developed posters and wallet-sized cards that outline worker's rights and provides information on where to report suspected cases of TIP. These cards are continually shipped overseas and distributed to workers. Additionally, CTIP PMO created and distributed posters that outline how and where to report trafficking. These posters are required to be hung in an area that is readily visible to all employees. In locations where multiple languages are spoken, awareness materials were translated into the language(s) spoken by a significant portion of the employees.
DoD has accomplished many feats since the passage of the National Security Presidential Directive 22 and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. The number of military members and civilian employees trained increased from 72% in 2008 to 90% in 2015. The number of victims identified increased as DoD personnel became more aware of how to recognize and report signs of trafficking. Establishments that have connections to prostitution and human trafficking have been placed off-limits to all DoD employees. Local governments and law enforcement have begun to work with the DoD to promote the U.S. Government's zero tolerance policy on TIP. DoD has take steps to ensure all contract employees have access to their passports and immigration documents, as well as conducted frequent inspections of work and living conditions to ensure the health and safety of its employees. As defenders of peace and freedom, DoD will continue to take actions to stop this heinous crime until it is completely eradicated.
Contact Us At
OUSD (P&R) DHRA
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350
Phone: (571) 372-1963