Human trafficking is a hidden crime, and the first step to combating it is to identify victims so they can be rescued and help bring their perpetrators to justice. The Blue Campaign has developed awareness and training materials to help increase awareness and educate on the indicators of human trafficking.
Human Trafficking 101: This fact sheet defines human trafficking, discusses who may be vulnerable, how to identify a potential victim, and how to report a tip. Take 5 minutes over a cup of coffee with your family, friends or colleagues to learn about Human Trafficking and what you can do to help stop it.
The Office of Health Affairs and The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s United States Fire Administration collaborated on a public awareness video to help first responders identify possible victims of human trafficking.
First Responder Human Trafficking "Coffee Break" Training: Designed for first responders, this fact sheet defines human trafficking, discusses who may be vulnerable, how to identify a potential victim, and how to report a tip.
DHS provides a web-based training course to law enforcement officials to train officers on recognizing human trafficking and responding appropriately. This interactive, 30-40 minute course is based on four videos depicting human trafficking scenarios law enforcement officers may encounter during routine duties.
The FAC 022 - Combating Trafficking in Persons for the Acquisition Workforce course is tailored for the U.S. Government acquisition workforce on combating human trafficking using the pertinent provisions of the federal acquisition regulations (FAR). The FAR provides remedies for the acquisition workforce to use against contractors who engage in human trafficking, including debarment.
DHS collaborated with the Department of Education to create an informational pamphlet tailored to school administrators and staff. The double-sided leaflet includes general information on human trafficking, as well as a list of indicators to help education professionals identify and respond to a potential human trafficking situation when encountered. Read the Human Trafficking 101 pamphlet for Educators.