Here are some statistics on human trafficking.
Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others.
Sex traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion to force women, men and children to engage in commercial sex acts against their will. Under federal law, any minor under the age of 18 years induced into commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking.
Victims are manipulated, deceived and violated by their traffickers, trapping them in horrific situations every day in our communities. All trafficking victims share one essential experience - the loss of freedom.
If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, please call the:
Call to report a tip or request training, technical assistance, general information or resources to combat trafficking.
To report a tip locally, call our confidential 24-Hour Human Trafficking Helpline: (209) 948-1911.
The sex trafficking industry is incredibly dangerous. Use caution when reaching out to victims and enlist the help of law enforcement and experienced social service organizations before intervening.
If you are a professional working on a health care setting and you need to learn how to identify and respond to a potential victim of human trafficking, please click the links below to access resources and more information.
Provided by HT Healthcare Workgroup and Dignity Health St. Joseph's Medical Center
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