Human trafficking is happening in rural, urban, and suburban communities. Understanding the key types and signs is the first step to help identify victims and provide them with resources for assistance.
Profiting from prostitution by providing drugs, using false or misleading statements, withholding or destroying government documents, debt servicing, force, a plan or pattern of coercive conduct, or other acts. Under the federal definition of sex trafficking, victims under age 18 are automatically victims regardless of whether or not force, fraud or coercion is present.
Compelling or inducing another to engage in labor or recruiting, enticing, harboring or transporting another by providing drugs, withholding or destroying government documents, debt servicing, force or a plan or pattern of coercive conduct.