A better tomorrow starts with you. Help us fight against human trafficking.

What is human trafficking?

The Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as, "Modern-day slavery...involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act." 

How does someone become a victim?

According to the DHS, "Traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to lure their victims and force them into labor or commercial sexual exploitation. They look for people who are susceptible for a variety of reasons, including psychological or emotional vulnerability, economic hardship, lack of a social safety net, natural disasters, or political instability."

What are the signs of a trafficking victim?

  • Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after bringing up law enforcement

  • Avoids eye contact

  • Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial records, or bank account

  • Is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport)

  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating). 

To learn more about the signs go to Homeland Security Human Trafficking Signs and the National Human Trafficking Hotline​.

Here is how you can join the fight against human trafficking:

  • Research and volunteer with your local anti-human trafficking organization

  • Stay informed 

  • Educate your peers and family members

Please call and share the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 if you or someone you know is being trafficked.  

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