Advocates have long pointed to links between domestic violence and human trafficking. The federal
government also has acknowledged the link between these two crimes, recognizing that cases
that initially appear to be domestic violence may mask sex or labor trafficking. Understanding the
connections between human trafficking and domestic violence is key to identifying appropriate
criminal, civil, and immigration remedies. This Fact Sheet provides examples in each context,
highlighting cases in which courts and administrative bodies recognized the nexus between human
trafficking and domestic violence.