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NCJ Number: NCJ 182334     Find in a Library
Title: Victims of Trafficking: Far From Home and Helpless (Videotape)
Series: OVC Videos
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2000
Page Count: 0
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice
Audiovisual Media Section
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Room 1311
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an informational training video for victims of trafficking.
Abstract: The video describes the plight of several groups of people smuggled into the United States and forced into slavery once they were here. Young Mexican girls were told they would work in restaurants, as helpers for senior citizens or other respectable jobs that would pay enough to allow them to send money home to their families. Once here they were forced into prostitution for low or no wages and threatened with deportation or physical punishment if they protested. An Indian woman brought to the U.S. as a nanny for an Indian family was held as a slave and brutalized over an extended period of time. Chinese men were forced to work in deplorable conditions until they repaid the 30,000 dollars their "supervisors" had allegedly paid to bring them here. The video also describes U.S. efforts to aid the victims, from establishing the National Worker Exploitation Task Force to efforts to free individuals and provide the social services to help them begin a new life. United States victim services involve many organizations, frequently in joint efforts, including the Department of Justice, FBI, INS, Department of Labor and the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Victimology ; Crimes against persons ; Kidnapping ; Victim services ; Restitution programs ; Human rights violations ; Victimization models ; Victim profiles ; Victim program surveys
Note: video 17 minutes, 35 seconds
   
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