Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons [Department of State] Law and Legal Definition

The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons is an agency within the U.S. Department of State that investigates and creates programs to prevent human trafficking both within the U.S. and internationally.

The Office coordinates, both internationally and across the U.S. government, the U.S.’ fight against contemporary forms of slavery.

The Office was created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, which secured the guarantees of freedom from modern slavery and involuntary servitude set forth in the U.S. Constitution and a number of treaty obligations and updated the post-Civil War slavery statutes.