Human Trafficking

What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking refers to recruiting, abducting, facilitating, transferring, harboring, or transporting a person, by threat or use of force, coercion, fraud or deception or by the purchase, sale, trade, transfer or receipt of a person, for the purpose of subjecting that person to involuntary servitude, peonage, slavery, slave-like practices, sex trafficking, or forced or bonded labor services.

What does human trafficking look like?

Have you been:

  • Made to perform labor for little or no money, or told you needed to work to pay off a large debt?
  • Made or coerced to perform sexual acts with other people against your will?
  • Recruited and/or promised something in return for work but never given it?
  • Helped and/or forced to migrate to a different state of country by someone else?
  • Unable to keep you passport or documents before or upon arrival in the destination country or state?
  • Told working conditions would be vastly different than they turned out to be?
  • Coerced into working with threats, violence, or physiological abuse
  • Put in fear of placing your family/children in danger
  • Put into a situation of economic or emotional dependence?
  • Were you made to fear law enforcement, or told they wouldn’t help you if you called?