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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)

RESOURCE DOWNLOADS

LHTTF Brochure

LHTTF Brochure Spanish

LHTTF Tear-Off Flyer

Tips for Parents

Tips for Teens

Tips for Teens 2

Local Resource Brochure

Response Protocol Business Card

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force 

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Polaris Project 

The Hope Project

Every Woman's Place

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