There are over 20 million people in the world today who are held in slavery. There are tens of thousands child soldiers and in some countries, up to 81 percent of women were married while they were still children. Programs that help victims and educate communities on prevention are infinitely powerful in preventing human trafficking. However, without policies that create laws around trafficking and allow the prosecution of criminals, those fighting for justice are left helpless. The Reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA) was allowed to expire in the United States this past October 1st. It is essential to pass this bill. Voices have brought this bill far, but there is still more to do.