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Blue Campaign Consequences Quiz - Wrap Up

One last thing to consider...

The consequences that victims end up facing go far beyond federal law; they are consequences that seep deep beneath the surface of what we can see, far into the well-being and livelihood of the victims.

As a result, the victims are unable (or made to believe that they are unable) to attain security, recovery, and economic stability. In other words, it becomes difficult for them to live a safe and healthy life that all human beings deserve.

Sex traffickers may use weapons, verbal threats, mind games, or promises of love in order to coerce their victim.

Please click the button below to gain a better understanding of the “hidden” consequences that may get overlooked.


Review the sections below for hints and tips to answer the question.

These are some of the “hidden” consequences endured by victims of human trafficking.

  • Involvement with the justice system and wrongful criminalization despite laws protecting victims (i.e. prostitution, truancy)
  • Wage theft
  • Physical, sexual, and psychological abuse
  • Threatened with arrest or deportation
  • Threatened to harm or kill family
  • Subjected to peonage due to insurmountable debt
  • Fear and dependency
  • Isolation
  • Diminished economic opportunity
  • Poor physical health
  • Poor mental health (post-traumatic stress)
  • Addiction (drugs, alcohol)

Sources: https://www.theiacp.org/sites/default/files/2018-07/CompleteHTGuide.pdf

It’s one thing to show you what could potentially happen to victims of human trafficking. It’s another thing to hear true stories from the victims themselves.

Click on this link for real stories from victims and the enduring consequences they face, despite being survivors of human trafficking.

  • To report suspected human trafficking to Federal law enforcement:

  • Para reportar un posible caso de trata de personas:

  • To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline:

    or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

  • Obtenga ayuda de la Línea Directa Nacional de Trata de Personas:

    o enviando un mensaje de texto con HELP o INFO a BeFree (233733)

Last Updated: 12/04/2023
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