Human Trafficking 101

Human Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 SMS Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)

Human Trafficking

What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Indiana. Safe Place will work with other local and state providers to ensure that survivors of human trafficking have access to every avaliable resource necessary to meet their unique needs.
There are two types of human trafficking: 1) Sex Trafficking: when a person used in commercial sex is under the age of 18; or, a person is used in commercial sex through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. 2) Labor Trafficking: when a person is recruited to work or provide services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 SMS Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)

What are some red flags?

Common work and living conditions
  • Has been “branded” by a trafficker (e.g. a tattoo of the trafficker’s name/symbol)

  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story and/or has a scripted response

  • Exhibits a lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or does not know what city he/she is in

  • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours

  • Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions at work

  • Owes a large and/or increasing debt and is unable to pay it off

Poor mental health or abnormal behavior
  • Has been “branded” by a trafficker (e.g. a tattoo of the trafficker’s name/symbol)

  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story and/or has a scripted response

  • Exhibits a lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or does not know what city he/she is in

Poor physical health
  • Has been “branded” by a trafficker (e.g. a tattoo of the trafficker’s name/symbol)

  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story and/or has a scripted response

  • Exhibits a lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or does not know what city he/she is in

Lack of control
  • Has been “branded” by a trafficker (e.g. a tattoo of the trafficker’s name/symbol)

  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story and/or has a scripted response

  • Exhibits a lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or does not know what city he/she is in

Other
  • Has been “branded” by a trafficker (e.g. a tattoo of the trafficker’s name/symbol)

  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story and/or has a scripted response

  • Exhibits a lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or does not know what city he/she is in

  • Exhibits a loss of a sense of time

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Contact us

Safe Place Sexual Assault Center
PO Box 235
Batesville, Indiana 47006
812-932-SAFE (7233)

This project is supported in part (or in whole) by grant, 03215VAGX006403 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Views contained herein are those of the author and do not represent the position of USDOJ or ICJI.

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