Most victims of human trafficking go undetected and never have the opportunity to receive help. As a community, we can change that by recognizing the signs of human trafficking.
Some signs to look for:
Malnourished / in bad health
With an older, controlling person
Youth with an older boyfriend and friends
Limited or no access to personal identification
Has a pimp / manager
Sudden change of behavior (especially among youth)
Branding, tattoos, bruises, scars
Recruited through false promises
Won’t make eye contact
Runaway, homeless, truant
Drug addiction and STDs
Not free to come or go as he/she wishes
Little or no control of personal money
For more information, go to The National Human Trafficking Resource Center.