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.
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 runs a quarterly Task Force meeting distributing information and coordinating efforts through more than 50 CTIP points of contact within the Defense Components, which consist of the Services, Combatant Commands and the Defense Agencies. The CTIP PMO develops awareness materials for distribution to DoD components. 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.
Coordinate Interagency and Intra-agency Efforts
The CTIP PMO is responsible for preparation of materials for and participation in all U.S. government interagency collaborations. Collaborations include: the cabinet level President’s Interagency Task Force on Trafficking, the Senior Policy Operating Group on Trafficking in Persons, White House efforts to combat trafficking such as the National Action Plan, the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy Interagency Task Force Preventing Trafficking in Government Contracting, and other key interagency efforts. The CTIP PMO also leads internal efforts on human trafficking for the Department of Defense, including the formation and implementation of a quarterly CTIP Task Force on Combating Trafficking in Persons, with more than 50 points of contact in DoD military and civilian components, divisions and offices; Self-Assessment process of all DoD agencies and components to ascertain progress on combating trafficking in persons, coordination of data collection on sex and labor trafficking cases in the DoD; and leadership or participation in key intra-agency efforts such as the Forced Labor Goods Working Group.