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Human Trafficking Survivor Resources

If you’re a survivor of human trafficking, you may have adverse items of information on your driving record as a result of the trafficking. We can help you through the process of blocking that information on your driving record ordered through Datalink.

How to Submit a Request

If you see adverse items of information on your Datalink driving record that resulted from trafficking, you can take these steps to block them.

Step 1: Write out the following details

To request adverse information be blocked from your Datalink driving record, you need to mail a letter with supporting documentation to Datalink Services, Inc.

In this letter, identify the adverse items of information that are on your driving record as a result of the trafficking. You can write the letter yourself, or you can use this sample letter from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Step 2: Gather proof of identity and trafficking victim determination documents

With your letter, you’ll also need to include proof of identity and a trafficking victim determination. A trafficking victim determination is documentation that you are a victim of trafficking issued or signed by a federal, state, local or tribal governmental entity.

Please only submit photocopies of documents that prove your identity. Examples of acceptable documents include:

Proof of Identity Documents (Provide 1) Trafficking Victim Determination Documents (Provide 1)
  • Driver's license
  • Government-issued ID
  • Passport
  • Utility bills
  • Social Security card
  • Birth certificate

If you can't provide proof of identity from one of the documents above, you can call us at 877-898-0912 to verify your identity over the phone

  • Certification letters issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Child eligibility letters (issued by HHS)
  • Continued presence (issued by HHS)
  • T Visas (issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)
  • A bona fide T Visa application
  • U Visa with a Form I-918 Supplemental B indicating the victim experienced human trafficking
  • Restitution orders
  • Crime victim compensation
  • Criminal record relief court orders
  • Civil suit decisions related to human trafficking
  • Documents issued by state government agencies (such as Notice of Confirmation as a Human Trafficking Victim in NY State issued by the NY State's Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance)
  • Self-attestation signed by or with an accompanying document that includes a signature by a federal, state or tribal governmental entity; a non-governmental organization or human trafficking task force that is authorized by a governmental entity to make such a determination; consumer advocacy group or a court representative

Step 3: Submit your documents

If you need help or have questions about submitting your documents, please call us at 877-898-0912 and a representative can walk you through the process for submitting by mail or online. 

Submit by mail

After you gather the above documents, mail everything to our dedicated mailbox for trafficking survivors:
Datalink Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 340961
Sacramento, CA 95834

What happens after you submit your request?

Your request will be processed within 4 business days of receipt of the information. We’ll then mail you a statement confirming we’ve completed our review. We’ll include an explanation of our final determination, or let you know if we need additional documentation to process your request. If information is blocked, we’ll send you a free Datalink driving record showing the revisions.

Q: Will my information as a victim of trafficking be visible or shared with anyone?

A: Information about human trafficking or any documentation you share with us will not be part of your driving record pulled through Datalink.

Q: I provided documentation as evidence that I was a victim of human trafficking. Why is the blocked information still on my driving record?

A: We understand this can be frustrating. If information still appears on your file, it may mean:

  1. We are still processing your request, which can take up to 25 business days.
  2. We determined the information you provided was incomplete and further documentation or information is needed to process your request. We’re here to help if you have questions about what information you need to provide.

If you need support, you can call us at 877-898-0912 or email us at [email protected] We’re available Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time, excluding holidays.