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If you or someone else are 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/

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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2021 IMPACT

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

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Personal safety items for Youth

As available, items for personal safety are distributed to youth after participating in safety training. Items may be mini-flashlights w/batteries, safety rules bookmarks or postcards, and coloring books with safety messages. Child ID kits provided by law enforcement are distributed, along with safety rules, at events.

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Professionals educated

It is essential for professionals to increase their knowledge of red flags and indicators of HT and to know how to respond to a person experiencing trauma with a victim-centered approach and to build a plethora of resources to refer survivors for assistance.

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Other adults trained or HT awareness

Increasing awareness of HT among community members is part of the solution to prevent and stop HT. As more adults take time to get trained on tactics used by predators and learn how to recognize and report signs of HT, the safer their community becomes.

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Referrals

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