District of Columbia

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Local Organizations and Referrals

In addition to the organizations listed below, please call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals.

 
 

Polaris
Washington, DC
202-745-1001
www.polarisproject.org
Click here to volunteer.

Courtney’s House
Washington, D.C.
24 Hr. Hotline: 1-888-261-3665
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http://www.courtneyshouse.org

Restoration Ministries
Washington, D.C.
202-544-1731
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www.restorationministriesdc.org

Fair Girls
Washington, D.C.
202-265-1501
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www.fairgirls.org

D.C. Stop Modern Slavery
http://www.stopmodernslavery.org/

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, click here.

If you are interested in receiving regular updates from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center or Polaris, click here.

Current state laws
In order to access the full text of your state's human trafficking criminal statutes, please click on the state name below to be directed to your state's criminal code. Because links to specific criminal statutes may change, we suggest copying the statute number or title from the table below and pasting it in the search function of the criminal code.
District of Columbia - Current Criminal Statutes
22-1831 Definitions
22-1832 Forced Labor
22-1833 Trafficking in labor or commercial sex acts
22-1834 Sex trafficking of children

22-1835 Unlawful conduct with respect to documents in furtherance of human trafficking
22-1836 Benefitting financially from human trafficking
22-1837 Penalties
22-1838 Forfeiture
22-1839 Reputation or opinion evidence
22-1840 Civil Action
22-1841 Data collection and dissemination
14-311 Human Trafficking Counselors

For additional information about State and Federal Policy, including pending legislation and current statutes in other states, please visit the Policy section.

For general information and additional resources about human trafficking in the United States, please visit the Resources section.

NHTRC Statistics Reports

To view call statistics for the District of Columbia, click on the links below.

2013 Annual Report
NHTRC District of Columbia Report (12/7/2007 - 9/30/2013)

2013 January - June Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Quarter 3 Report
2012 Quarter 2 Report
2012 Quarter 1 Report 
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

For general hotline statistics and reports, click here.

Publications

If you are aware of a report or publication that you would like included, please email or call the NHTRC.

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list.  Organizations included in this section have human trafficking-specific service programs or have been identified as serving victims of human trafficking. If your organization is not included and you would like to be added, or if you are aware of a specific state report or publication that you would like included, please review inclusion criteria and submit your request via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  All statistics outlined above were generated based on limited criteria from calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline.  This is not a representation or report on the scale or scope of human trafficking on a particular state or national level.  These statistics may be subject to change.

 

 
 
 
National Human Trafficking Resource Center National Human Trafficking Resource Center Report Human Trafficking Access Trainings Human Trafficking Information & Resources

Client Quotes

"Thanks to Polaris Project, I have a job, a home, and many friends that help me when I need it. I am making a life of my own."

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- Survivor of Labor Trafficking & Client of Polaris