This section provides information to help the public recognize potential red flags and indicators of victims of human trafficking. Not all the indicators listed in the resources are present in all situations involving trafficking in humans. Although the presence or absence of any of these signs neither proves nor disproves that human trafficking is taking place, their presence may lead to investigation. Remember “See something?  Say something!”

Resources compiled for this section include fact sheets, pamphlets, brochures, training presentations, resource cards, videos, assessment cards, and posters published by national and international organizations including non-profits and federal government agencies as identified below:

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Polaris Project
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • United Nations office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Alliance for Freedom, Restoration and Justice (AFRJ)
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline
  • Office of Justice Programs (Office for Victims of Crimes)
  • American Bar Association