January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
We encourage you to wear the color blue all month, but especially on January 11. Click here to purchase blue merchandise to help you provide awareness about Human Trafficking!
Although human trafficking is widespread, many victims go unnoticed. You can make a difference!
Trafficking red flags to look for:
- Lack of knowledge of their community or whereabouts
- Restricted or controlled communication – not allowed to speak for self
- Not in control of own identification documents (ID/Passport)
- Signs of branding or tattooing of trafficker’s name (often on neck)
- Victim has been harmed or deprived of food, water, sleep or medical care
Here are some tips for reporting:
- Descriptions of vehicle (make, model, license plate number)
- Description of people involved (height, weight, hair color, eye color, age)
- Time, date, location of suspicious activity
If you suspect a person is under someone else’s control and forced into commercial sexual exploitation, TAKE ACTION and call the National Human Trafficking Hotline. 1-888-373-7888
Do not approach traffickers. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911
Stand Together! #EndHumanTrafficking