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If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger, please call 911 or your local police.
If you want to report a potential suicide threat, please visit the following website: https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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A trafficker can be male or female, young or old, rich, middle class, or poor, and of any ethnicity. One of the top recruiting methods of a trafficker is to pretend to be the “significant other.” Report red flags of sex trafficking to local law enforcement or to the National Human Trafficking Hotline shown on our home page.
Have you talked to your children about digital safety? In an analysis of Online Enticement reports, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) found that “98% of reported offenders were seemingly unknown to the child offline.” Online enticement of minors can be reported to local law enforcement and to the Cybertipline. Find it under Resources on our home page.
Labor trafficking is “harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.” (Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000) Report suspected labor trafficking to local law enforcement or the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

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Thank you, Paige Williams and Judy Price, for your tireless efforts to recognize ways to protect children with Caleb's Law (SB 129)!

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2021-2022 IMPACT

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Prevention Education

By collaborating with youth-serving organizations and families through our Personal Safety Savvy education program, children and teens are empowered to protect themselves from exploitation.

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Personal safety items for Youths for Youth

As available, items for personal safety are distributed to children and youth after participating in personal safety training and/or human trafficking prevention education. Items may be mini-flashlights w/batteries, safety rules bookmarks or postcards, and activity sheets to reinforce personal safety. Child ID kits provided by law enforcement or NCMEC may also be distributed at events.

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Professionals educated

It is essential for professionals to increase their knowledge of red flags and indicators of human trafficking and to know how to respond to a person experiencing trauma with a victim-centered approach. Together, we can build a plethora of resources to refer survivors and persons at-risk of exploitation and abuse for assistance.

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Other adults trained or HT awareness

Increasing awareness of human trafficking among community members is part of the solution to prevent and stop this dark, inhumane, and often hidden crime. As more adults take time to get trained on tactics used by predators and learn how to recognize and report signs of human trafficking, the safer our communities become.

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Referrals

Survivors and at-risk youth are referred for safe shelter, counseling,  substance abuse treatment and recovery, mentoring, education, law enforcement, the CyberTipline, and the National Human Trafficking Hotline.