Recognizing & responding.
Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help save a life. See below for some common indicators to help spot and report human trafficking.
Human trafficking is a crime where people profit from the exploitation of others. According to the law, human trafficking is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel someone to provide labor or sexual acts in exchange for something of value, which may include money, food, shelter, or drugs. However, if the victim is a minor, force, fraud, or coercion is not required for the act to be considered human trafficking. Human trafficking can also occur without a person being relocated from one place to another.
*Reprinted with permission from the Pennsylvania Commission Against Rape (PCAR).
How to help.
To report suspected human trafficking to Federal law enforcement: