If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity and cannot leave, whether the activity is commercial sex, housework, farm work, or any other activity, please contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 888-373-7888 or text 233733 to access help and services. The victims of human trafficking are protected under U.S. laws and the laws of this state.
Posting required by Public Act 62 of 2016 – Human Trafficking Notification Act
Recognize the potential red flags and signs of human trafficking:
Common Work and Living Conditions:
• He or she is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp/manager.
• He or she is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips.
• He or she owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off.
• He or she was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work.
Poor Mental Health or Abnormal Behavior:
• He or she is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid.
• He or she exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior when law enforcement is discussed.
Poor Physical Health:
• He or she appears malnourished or shows signs of repeated exposure to harmful chemicals.
• He or she shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture.
Lack of Control:
• He or she has few or no personal possessions.
• He or she is not in control of his/her own money, has no financial records or bank accounts.
• He or she is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport).
For more information, please visit http://www.traffickingresourcecenter.org