Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
June 24, 2008
Report a Trafficking Victim
If you think you have encountered a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 1-888-373-7888, open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. In cases of emergency, call 911.
Under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is designated as the domestic agency responsible for helping victims of human trafficking become eligible to receive benefits and services so they may rebuild their lives safely in the U.S. As part of this effort, HHS has initiated the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking campaign to help identify and assist victims of human trafficking in the United States.
The primary goal of the Rescue & Restore campaign is to raise public awareness of modern-day slavery. Victims of human trafficking are camouflaged—by sophisticated and often innocent-seeming techniques—from people they may encounter on a daily or random basis. The Rescue and Restore campaign encourages the public to “Look Beneath the Surface” and identify human trafficking victims with whom they may come into contact.
Here are some clues that may identify a possible trafficking victim:
Asking the right questions will help to determine if the person is a victim of trafficking who needs help.
Key questions to ask:
If you think you have come in contact with a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888. For more information on human trafficking, visit www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking.