I’m A Victim of Human TraffickingNoah Project offers crisis intervention services to anyone experiencing human trafficking, including:
- 24-hour hotline
- Safe shelter
- Outreach services for clients not in shelter
- Living essentials (hygiene items, clothing, etc.)
- Safety planning
- Crisis counseling
- Children's services
- Legal services
I Think I Know A Victim of Human TraffickingIf you suspect that someone is a victim of human trafficking, look out for these signs and report them to your local police department.
Signs of Physical or Psychological Abuse
- Unexplained injuries
- Avoiding eye contact
- Sudden change in mood
- Increased drug or alcohol use
Branding, Markings, or Tattoos
- Traffickers may use markings to identify people as property.
- Tattoos, such as bar codes or names, or other physical markings, may be present to identify who controls the victim.
Not in Control of Finances or ID Documents
- Traffickers restrict access to finances or identification as a means of power and control.
- People being trafficked may not be able to keep money they have received or display identification when asked.
Poor Work or School Performance
- Unexplained absences from work or school
- Overly tired, withdrawn, or distracted at work or school
- Traffickers instill fear in their victims and may not leave them alone for long periods of time or allow victims to speak for themselves.
- Persons being trafficked may refer to their trafficker as a romantic partner.
Expensive Gifts or Items
- Persons being trafficked may be offered expensive gifts or gestures as rewards or incentives.
- Can also be a way to gain the victim's trust.
I WANT MORE INFORMATIONThe United States Department of Justice classifies human trafficking into two major categories:
- Sex trafficking: using force, fraud, or coercion to involve a person in a commercial sex act, or involving anyone 17 or younger by any means.
- Labor trafficking: using force, fraud, or coercion to involve a person in involuntary servitude, debt bondage, or slavery.
These national organizations offer additional resources and information on human trafficking:
CALL (325) 676-7107 FOR HELP