FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does Human Trafficking mean?
Defined by Homeland Security that it is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act (www.dhs.com)
Does it happen that often in the US?
According to the National Human Trafficking Resource hotline and Polaris is an average of 100 calls a day (www.polarisproject.org)
Does it only happen to girls?
No, boys are also victims. This is not a gender specific issue
How would I know my child is in danger or what should I be looking out for?
Human trafficking does not discriminate. There are signs, but they are not exclusive to Human Trafficking nor is this a list of all signs as each case is individual.
Such signs could include:
- A controlling relationship
- Receiving extravagant gifts
- Unexplained bruises
- Changes in clothing
- A much older friend that seems to be highly influential to their behavior or communication
If I or someone I know is being trafficked or I have a concern about behavior who do I contact?
CALL the police 911 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
How can I help?