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We will be adding information in this section of our website to help you learn more about human trafficking and keep you up-to-date on the latest cases, statistics, laws, presentation materials and other information.

  • The National Human Trafficking Resource Center tracks the number of calls they receive throughout the year and are recorded by state.  Calls related to Alabama for the period January 1-December 31, 2011 totaled 87 calls.  In 2012, this total rose to 97 calls.  As of December 31, 2013, this number rose to 228 calls.  In 2014, this number reduced to 169.

 Red Flags of Human Trafficking
–  Inability or fear to make eye contact
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Cannot or will not speak to you alone; is being controlled by another person.
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Shows evidence/signs of physical, mental, or sexual abuse.
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as heightened sense of fear or distrust of authority.
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Is not in school or has significant gaps in schooling.
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Demeanor is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, nervous.
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May have a tattoo or “brand” like “Daddy’s Girl”, Daddy’s Princess”,
“Money Maker”, etc.
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Chronic runaway/homeless youth.
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Presence of an older male or “boyfriend” who seems controlling.
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Lying about age or false ID.
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Does not have access to identity or travel documents, or documents appear to
be fraudulent.
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Inconsistencies in their story.
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May be in possession of one or more hotel keys.
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Excess amount of cash.
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Has engaged in prostitution or commercial sex.
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Works long hours.
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Is paid very little or nothing at all for work performed.
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Is forced to sell drugs, jewelry, or magazines, on the street.
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Lives at workplace/with employee, or lives with many people in confined
area.
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Any child working whose “pay” goes directly toward rent, debt, living
expenses, necessities, fees for transportation.
 (Source:  www.polarisproject.org)

  • The National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hot Line number is
    1-888-3737-888.
  • If you see something that appears suspicious or you suspect a human trafficking crime is being committed, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RESCUE the victim yourself!  Contact your local Police Department; FBI office; or the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hot Line (see above number).  Traffickers are very dangerous individuals.  If you try to rescue a victim yourself, you are putting yourself and the victim in extreme danger.

 

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