Servitude: Victims are hidden in plain sight, forced to work in homes across the United States as nannies, maids, or domestic help.
Human trafficking is
-Exploiting a person through force fraud, or coercion
-Sex trafficking, forced labor, and domestic servitude
-Exploitation-based and does not require movement across borders or any type of transportation
-Anyone under the age of 18 involved in a commercial sex act
-A highly profitable crime
It can happen to anyone. No matter age, race, gender, identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, immigration status, and socioeconomic class.
Victims of human trafficking might be afraid to come forward, or we may not recognize the signs, even if it is happening right in front of us.
If you suspect a human trafficking situation call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
Source: Blue Campaign, Dept. of Homeland Security