WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
Human Trafficking is defined as “the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain types of labor or commercial sex acts”.
WHO IS MOST SUSCEPTIBLE?
Traffickers look for psychologically or emotionally vulnerable victims. They target runaway teens, homeless people, immigrants, folks facing economic hardships, and those struggling with substance abuse disorders. However, anyone can be a victim: male, female, all ages, all demographics.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING MYTHS:
- Human trafficking does not happen in the US
- Victims are foreign-born
- Human trafficking is only sex trafficking
- Human trafficking and human smuggling are the same things
- Victims will attempt to seek help while in public
- Emergency shelter
- Referral to long term human trafficking programs
- Crisis Intervention
- Support groups
- Court advocacy