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Educate Yourself

Recognizing the signs of human trafficking is the first step to identifying a victim. Therefore, it is important that you learn the signs of human trafficking.

Take our interactive online human trafficking awareness training to learn more about human trafficking. It is equally important that you know how to report suspected human trafficking and are aware of the types of support available for human trafficking victims.

By identifying victims and reporting tips, you are doing your part to help law enforcement rescue victims, and you might save a life. Law enforcement can connect victims to services, such as medical and mental health care, shelter, job training, and legal assistance that restores their freedom and dignity. Your safety as well as the victim’s safety is paramount.  Do not at any time attempt to confront a suspected trafficker directly or alert a victim to your suspicions.  The presence or absence of any of the indicators is not necessarily proof of human trafficking. It is up to law enforcement to investigate suspected cases of human trafficking.

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Last Published Date: June 4, 2013
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