Bringing the Central Valley together to end human trafficking in our communities- Feb. 19-26, 2012

Signs of Human Trafficking Here

To be a lifeline to a victim, keep alert. Pay attention to those around you, especially those others may overlook, like workers.
Look out for these red flags and if a situation seems like lit may be a trafficking situation, contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1-888-3737-888 to report the situation or get assistance, even if you are unsure In the Fresno City area, you can also call the tipline at 559-621-5950

Another asset, especially for possible  immigrant victims: Suspicious activity can also be reported to the U.S. Dept.  of Homeland Security criminal investigations at 886-DHS-2423, which focuses on investigating human trafficking and protecting victims regardless of their
residential status. For more info, call locally: 457-7223.
This list is not exhaustive and represents only a selection of
possible indicators.
Common Work and Living Conditions: The
Individual(s) in Question
•Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes
•Is under 18 and is providing commercial sex acts
•Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp /
•Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips
•Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
•Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions
at work
•Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off
•Was recruited through false promises concerning the
nature and conditions of his/her work
•High security measures exist in the work and/or living
locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars
on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)
Poor Mental Health or Abnormal Behavior
•Is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or
•Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after
bringing up law enforcement
•Avoids eye contact.
Poor Physical Health
•Lacks health care
•Appears malnourished
•Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical
restraint, confinement, or torture
Lack of Control
•Has few or no personal possessions
• Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial
records, or bank account
•Is not in control of his/her own identification documents
(ID or passport)
•Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third
party may insist on being present and/or translating)
•Claims of just visiting and inability to clarify where he/she
is staying/address
•Lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or do not know
what city he/she is in
•Loss of sense of time
•Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story
For direction how to make contact with a possible victim, contact Faith.Hope.Love, Central Valley Justice Coalition, or Central Valley Freedom Coalition.
Compassion, attentiveness, and awareness is key to fighting


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