A New Start

for Trafficking Survivors

THE PROBLEM

As a Survivor, it is difficult to break out of the trafficking experience, as he or she continues to encounter obstacles in the pursuit of independence. Criminal and other adverse information provided in Background Checks and credit reports effectively block a trafficking Survivor's pathway to housing, employment and other fundamental services.

THE SOLUTION

New federal law has established a process to block the reporting of adverse information, thereby removing a significant barrier to financial stability and personal independence.

THE PROCESS

MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems, in coordination with The Net FW, have developed a process allowing trafficking Survivors to take advantage of the benefits and protections offered by Section 605C of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Below, you’ll find written and video instruction, sample forms, and more.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How do I file a trafficking block with MinistrySafe and
Abuse Prevention Systems?

In order to process your Block Request, we will need the following:

  1. Proof of Identity
  2. Documentation identifying you as a Survivor of severe forms of trafficking
  3. Identification of adverse information that you are requesting to Block
  4. Preferred method of contact (postal mail or electronic mail - please provide your postal or email address for communication from MinistrySafe or Abuse Prevention Systems)


Please send the information above to one of the following:

Mailing Address:

MinistrySafe & Abuse Prevention Systems
Human trafficking Block
6001 River Oaks Blvd, Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX 76114 

Secure email address: [email protected]

 

If you have your documents ready, you may upload them here

If you have questions regarding how your information will be used, shared, and protected, please contact us at [email protected] or toll-free at (833) 505-3277.

Questions? Contact Compliance at [email protected] or toll-free at (833) 505-3277. 

RESOURCES

National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1-410-852-3999

Link: https://shelteredalliance.org/members/ 

Summary: "As the response to human trafficking in America continues to increase, the need for service providers to collaborate and stay connected is more important than ever. NTSA is working to ensure that every Survivor has access to the care they need via three sustainable initiatives: equipping programs with training, resources, and support, connecting Survivors from anywhere in the US with appropriate residential shelters, and providing accountability to ensure Survivors receive quality care."

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 1-888-373-7888

Text HELP to BEFREE (233733)

Link: www.humantraffickinghotline.org 

 

Summary: "The National Human Trafficking Referral Directory is designed to provide access to critical emergency, transitional, and long-term social services for victims and Survivors of Human trafficking, and to connect individuals with training and technical assistance and opportunities to get involved in their communities. Frequently requested service referrals include case management, shelter, transportation, legal services, mental health and counseling services, and much more."