January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of "labor or services," such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will."  Learn more about what Human Trafficking is, who is affected, and what you can do to help at polarisproject.org.  You may also download their information flyer below.

To report a tip, access resources, or request trainings call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733). The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls and texts from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.