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
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.
NJ HUMAN TRAFFICKING SERVICES (The DREAMCATCHERs program)
24 HR HOTLINE operated by AVANZAR (formerly the Atlantic County Women's Center)
NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN - NCMEC
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.
Call 888-3737-888 OR Text "HELP" to:BE FREE (233733)
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
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)
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