Leading the exploited toward a life of freedom

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Proverbs 31:8

Join us on
Red Bucket Day,

March 27th

What is Human Trafficking?

U.S. Law

defines Human Trafficking as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person into commercial sex acts or labor or services against his or her will. The one exception involves minors and commercial sex. Inducing a minor into commercial sex is considered Human Trafficking regardless if the presence of force, fraud, or coercion.

  • U.S. human trafficking victims estimated in the hundreds of thousands
  • Over 40 million human trafficking victims globally
  • 99% of cases go undetected

Warning Signs
Who is vulnerable?

What can you

Do About It

  • Be safe and wise.
  • Do not attempt to rescue an individual.
  • Go through appropriate channels to assist victims. You can end up doing more harm than good by putting the victim and yourself in danger. If you have a suspicion or a tip, please call 911 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
  • Become educated in this modern-day slavery. Learn as much as you can about Human Trafficking so you can teach others and bring awareness to those in your sphere of influence.
  • Volunteer or mentor at your local shelter, pregnancy center, youth groups, or with foster youth.
  • Donate to shelters, Anti-Human Trafficking organizations, and programs that are reaching the exploited population

Project Rescue is a community effort to raise funds and awareness to stop human trafficking in our neighborhoods. Red Bucket Day is a yearly campaign when volunteers throughout the city stand on street corners with red buckets and “Stop Human Trafficking” signs collecting donations and offering information on how to stop this modern-day slavery. Please join us on March 27th!

Links

And Resources

Warning signs

that a minor is being trafficked.

  • Signs of physical abuse such as burn marks, bruises or cuts
  • Unexplained absences from class
  • Less appropriately dresses than before
  • Sexualized behavior
  • Overly tired in class
  • Withdrawn, depressed, or checked out
  • Brags about making or having a lot of money
  • Displays expensive clothes, accessories or shoes knowing they can’t afford it
  • New tattoo of a name, symbol of money or barcodes could indicate trafficking
  • Older boyfriend or new friends with different lifestyles
  • Talks about wild parties
  • Shows signs of gang affiliation

Who is vulnerable

to Traffickers?

  • Those who have unstable living situation
  • History of domestic violence
  • Those who have a caregiver or family member who has a substance abuse issue
  • A runaway or involved in the juvenile justice or foster care system
  • Undocumented immigrants
  • Those who are facing poverty or economic need
  • History of sexual abuse
  • Addicted to drugs or alcohol