To report human trafficking,
What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will.
Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues within the sex industry, including residential brothels, escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution.
Labor trafficking has been found in diverse labor settings including, domestic work, small businesses, large farms, and factories.
Victims of human trafficking may look like many of the people you see everyday.
Look for the following clues:
- Evidence of being controlled by another person
- Evidence of inability to move or leave their job
- Bruises or other signs of physical abuse
- Fear or depression
- Not speaking on their own behalf and/or non-English speaking
- No passport or other forms of identification
Asking the right questions will help you determine if a person you meet is a victim of trafficking who needs your help.
Ask these questions:
- What type of work do you do?
- Are you being paid?
- Can you leave your job if you want to?
- Can you come and go as you please?
- Have you or your family been threatened?
- What are your working and living conditions like?
- Where do you sleep and eat?
- Do you have to ask permission to eat/sleep/go to the restroom?
- Are ther locks on your doors/windows so you can't get out?
- Has your identification or documentation been taken from you?