RECOGNIZE THE RED FLAGS
There are many possible indicators of a human trafficking situation. Victims of human trafficking can be anyone—regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, education level, or citizenship status. But as is the case in many crimes of exploitation and abuse, human traffickers often prey upon members of marginalized communities and other vulnerable individuals, such as children in the child welfare or juvenile justice system or individuals without lawful immigration status.
OVERALL, IT IS HELPFUL TO BE BOTH AWARE OF POSSIBLE SIGNS AND ALSO REMEMBER THERE IS NO SINGLE PROFILE OF A TRAFFICKING VICTIM.
WHAT TO DO
HELP IS AVAILABLE
Any victim who connects with For All Seasons team gets help with understanding their options and resources. For crisis support, contact For All Seasons’ 24-Hour Hotlines: 410.820.5600
English or 410.829.6143 for Spanish or text in English and Spanish.
The National Human Trafficking Hotline is 1-888-373-7888. Text HELP to 233733
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, U.S. State Department, National Human Trafficking Hotline, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the FBI.