The NJ Coalition has compiled a COMMUNITY AWARENESS TOOLKIT with action steps for:

  • Mayor & Municipalities

  • Schools & Students

  • Communities of Faitjh

  • Professionals

  • Everyone

The TOOLKIT also includes many resources:

o     Books on Human Trafficking

o     PSAs & Video Shorts

o     Movies & Documentaries

o     Online Training

o     Federal Government Resources


REPORT TRAFFICKING

Trafficking is hiding in plain sight - learn some of the signs and call for help

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING    

24 HR HOTLINE

888-3737-888

TEXT # BE FREE

 

NEW JERSEY HUMAN TRAFFICKING

24 HR HOTLINE

855-END-NJ-HT

 

NJ HUMAN TRAFFICKING SERVICES (DREAM CATCHER)

24 HR HOTLINE

800-286-4184

 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN - NCMEC  

800-843-5678

 

 

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