Who We Are
The Department of Defense (DoD) Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Program Management Office (PMO) falls within the purview of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD (P&R)) in the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA). DHRA is responsible for CTIP policy development, planning, resource management, and program evaluation for all of DoD.
To Report TIP, contact:
Dept of Defense Inspector General Hotline;
National Human Trafficking Hotline;
CTIP PMO is responsible for overseeing, developing, and providing the tools necessary for implementing the National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD) 22 within DoD. The NSPD 22 declares the United States Government’s “zero tolerance” policy for trafficking in persons (TIP). The Directive states, “Departments and agencies shall ensure that all of the appropriate offices within their jurisdiction are fully trained to carry out their responsibilities to combat trafficking."
What We Do
Develop Policy: The CTIP PMO is responsible for the development and updating of the Department of Defense Instruction 2200.01, “Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP).” The DoDI establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes training requirements for CTIP. The DoDI was first published in 2007 and has been updated in 2010, 2015, and 2019.
Develop Training: The CTIP DoDI requires Component Heads to ensure new personnel (military and civilian) take CTIP training within their initial year of entry into DoD. The CTIP PMO provides terminal learning objectives (TLOs), guidelines, and procedures for trafficking awareness training for all DoD components. CTIP PMO developed several different training programs addressing the TLOs, including General Awareness, Investigative Professionals (law enforcement, criminal and DoDIG investigators), Acquisitions Professionals, Department of Defense Education Activity school personnel, and supplemental training for Legal Counsel. CTIP trainings provide an overview of TIP including, signs of trafficking, key policies and procedures, and reporting procedures.
Develop Awareness Materials: The CTIP PMO is responsible for developing awareness materials for distribution 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 available in 10 languages and are continually shipped overseas and distributed to workers. Additionally, CTIP PMO created and distributed posters that describe how to recognize and report trafficking. These posters are required to be displayed in an area that is readily visible to employees. In locations where multiple languages are spoken, awareness materials were translated into the language(s) spoken by a significant portion of the employees. There are posters in 20 languages available on the CTIP website.
DoD has achieved many accomplishments since the issuance of the NSPD 22 and the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
Through the CTIP PMO:
- DoD was the first Federal agency to require training for its personnel, beginning with military members in 2005.
- DoD was the first Federal agency to require TIP Clauses in contracts, , implemented through the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) in 2006.
- In 2007, the Combating Trafficking in Persons Department of Defense Instruction (2200.01) was published. It has been updated in 2010, 2015, and 2019.
- In 2010, the CTIP PMO launched its website and expanded mandatory training to DoD civilians.
- DoD was the first Federal agency to produce “Worker’s Rights” reference cards in 2011, in multiple languages.
- DoD was the first Federal agency to establish a multi-disciplinary task force on CTIP in 2012.
- DoD was the first Federal agency to publish a Strategic Plan for Combating Trafficking in Persons in 2013.
- In 2014, the CTIP PMO established a CTIP Program Manager in Afghanistan and developed specialized trainings for Acquisition Professionals and for Investigative Professionals.
- In 2016, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) received the 2016 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons for the development of an anti-trafficking technology tool called “Memex.”
- In the 2017 Status of Forces Survey, 94 percent of the active duty members surveyed understood the U.S. Government’s “zero tolerance” policy on trafficking in persons.
- In 2018, the CTIP PMO and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) released the CTIP Training for DoDEA school personnel.
As defenders of peace and freedom, DoD will continue to take actions to stop this heinous crime until it is eradicated.
CTIP PMO OUSD (P&R) DHRA
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350
Phone: (571) 372-1963