View modern day victims of human slavery for what they are: unwillingly
forced, exploited and tortured men, women, and children in need of
immediate help, and not criminals, husslers, or deviates.
Invite a Human Trafficking speaker from the "Institute for Trafficked,
Exploited & Missing Persons" to address your group.
Teach others about the prevalence of contemporary slavery in our global world as well as in our home communities.
STEP TWO: Preventing Human Trafficking
Care for your children. Teach them personal safety, to avoid strangers, and the importance of a quality education.
Encourage others to care for their children as well.
Keep your communication with your family, friends and community open and accepting.
Be aware of the possibility that there could be problems in your community.
Contact your representatives and legal authorities if you suspect a problem.
Volunteer at and support your local: Abuse Shelters and Hotlines Youth and Adult Groups After School Programs Mentor a troubled child
Never give anyone your passport or other important travel documents.
If you or loved traveling far from home, research where you are going and with whom you are traveling. If possible, contact people who have made the same trip before.
Regardless of the threats you face, if you find yourself in trouble, get help immediately.
STEP THREE: Intervene to Save Lives
If you believe someone is working against their will, contact the proper authorities.
Inside the United States, contact:
The Local Police Dept. of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Outside the United States, contact:
The local US Embassy Tollfree Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888
If you believe a child is being exploited, contact the proper authorities immediately.
If you believe an adult or child is being held or forced to work against their will, contact the proper authorities immediately.
STEP FOUR: Report and Prosecute to Stop the Problem
If you witness or learn of an incident of forced labor or sexual exploitation, report it immediately to your local police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, or the FBI.
Gather as much information about the incident as you can, but do NOT place yourself at risk and do NOT directly intervene. These situations are often very dangerous, and you place yourself and the victim at further risk.
If you report a suspected human trafficking crime, please consider making yourself available to testify. Your participation may make the difference.
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