What is Human Trafficking?

Modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit someone for labor or commercial sex OR Someone under 18 years old participating in commercial sex.

Signs to Look For:

  • A minor engaging in commercial sex
  • Forced to have sex for something of value
  • No control of identification documents or money
  • Inadequate or unusual sleeping arrangements
  • Branding tattoos or marks
  • Untreated medical conditions
  • Not paid at all or well underpaid for labor or services
  • Threats of deportation or harm to self or loved ones
  • Defers to someone else to answer questions
  • Doing a job other than what they agreed to
  • Confused or disoriented, especially about their location

What should I do if I suspect human trafficking?

If someone is in immediate danger call 911

Call The National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-3737-888 (available 24/7)

If the victim is under 18 call CPS 855-444-3911

If in need of services call The Hope Project 231-747-8555 (9am-5pm M-F)

If in need of emergency shelter call Every Woman’s Place 231-722-3333 (available 24/7)

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