REPORT TRAFFICKING

Please DO NOT contact the Coalition to report trafficking. You must contact the National Hotline directly, which can take reports from the public and assist victims/survivors in 200 languages. It is available 24/7 on the phone, by text, or by live chat.

Think you might have seen human trafficking but unsure? See lower on this page for the SIGNS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. New Jersey State hotline numbers are also listed below.  

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING 24 HR HOTLINE

National Human Trafficking Hotline National Human Trafficking Resource Center Get Help Report Human Trafficking Human Trafficking Information & Resources

888-3737-888

Text "HELP" OR "INFO" to:

BE FREE (233733) 


NEW JERSEY HUMAN TRAFFICKING 24 HR HOTLINE

"If you see something, say something!"

Report your concerns about possible trafficking to law enforcement. 

855-END-NJ-HT  (855-363-6548)


NJ HUMAN TRAFFICKING SERVICES (The DREAMCATCHERs program)

24 HR HOTLINE operated by AVANZAR (formerly the Atlantic County Women's Center)

800-286-4184


NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN - NCMEC  

800-843-5678


HUMAN TRAFFICKING is hiding in plain sight.  

Some RED FLAGS can be: 

If you see something that you think might be trafficking DO NOT INTERVENE. Keep yourself and the trafficking victim safe by CALLING FOR HELP. 

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If you see something that you think might be trafficking DO NOT INTERVENE. Keep yourself and the trafficking victim safe by CALLING FOR HELP. 


SOME OF THE SIGNS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING:

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