FREEDOM WEEK

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 /
manager
•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
nervous/paranoid
•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)
Other
•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
trafficking

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