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The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
The Truth About Sexual Exploitation
Report suspicious behavior using the 24 hour tip line
Join efforts with one of the many organizations and ministries working to eradicate human trafficking.
Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Named after the North Star "Polaris" that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the U.S. and globally.
By successfully pushing for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-373-7888), conducting trainings, and providing vital services to victims of trafficking, Polaris Project creates long-term solutions that move our society closer to a world without slavery.
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As a first responder you are in the unique position of identifying human trafficking. Learn the environmental and physical signs of human trafficking as well as steps you can take immediately.
“First Responder Indicator Cards” This plastic, 3.5’’x2’’ card fits in a wallet, pocket, or glove compartment to keep as a handy reference for first responders. The card explains human trafficking, details the classical presentations found in trafficking victims, lists several common indicators of trafficking, and provides information on how to report suspected trafficking. Available in English for free download on the Blue Campaign website. For multiple cards on a page, download this free resource from Homeland Security.
“Human Trafficking Poster for Firefighters and EMTs” This 11’’ x 17’’ poster informs firefighters or emergency medical technicians (EMTs) about the issue of human trafficking, indicator questions to help identify trafficking victims, and how to report suspected human trafficking. Available in English for free download on the Blue Campaign website. Smaller version available here.
Truckers Against Trafficking: Human trafficking, a term for modern-day slavery, is a $32-billion worldwide industry with more than 20.9 million people enslaved. It has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands. This website has been created to enable members of the trucking/travel plaza industry and other travelers learn what you can do to help stop this atrocity.
This is where you come in! Truckers Against Trafficking recognizes that members of the trucking industry and individual truckers are invaluable in the fight against this heinous crime. As the eyes and ears of our nation's highways, you are in a unique position to make a difference and close loopholes to traffickers who seek to exploit our transportation system for their personal gain. Visit our site to learn more.
When an Airline Ambassador humanitarian team rescued an abandoned little girl in Cambodia in 2009, (Read about it here.) they also learned about the issue of human trafficking and determined to get involved. Inspired by the initiative of Innocents at Risk, they determined to discuss this on the next month’s mission to the Dominican Republic. They promised each other to remain alert on their flights back to the U.S. and amazingly, correctly identified trafficking incidents on four different airlines.
AngelsAt3000ft - This page is a dedicated resource for ALL AIRLINE CREW to bring more education and awareness to the horrific subject of human trafficking!
As flight attendants, gate agents, and pilots, we have the opportunity to be the first line of defense on this horrific subject. Human trafficking is a global issue, one that takes place right under our noses every day.
We are already trained in the basics of passenger service and awareness -- observe your passengers, take note of something that's wrong or feels wrong in your gut, engage the customer's in conversation that may clue you into something, and then report it. It's that simple! Educate yourself on how to spot a victim, and you could help save a life!
Human trafficking affects mostly women and children, although men are often victims too. The average age of a child is 12.
The U.S. Department of Justice investigates cases of trafficking and prosecutes the traffickers. DOJ has also contributed to the construction of a network of trafficking victims service providers via their grant programs, and facilitates the complaint process for persons wanting to report a case of trafficking.
- Civil Rights Division, Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit
- Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section
- Office for Victims of Crime
- Office for Victims of Crime, Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide
- Bureau of Justice Assistance
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
- National Institute of Justice
Non-Government Organizations and Ministries
|Abolition International||A Heart For Justice||Love 146|
|Girls Educational and Mentoring Services||Grace Haven||Wellspring Living|
|International Justice Mission||Truckers Against Trafficking||Women at Risk|