What You Can Do

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  • Report any tip with information on potential or actual human trafficking activity, 24/7, multilingual hotline.
    • Phone: 1-888-373-7888
    • Text:  HELP to BeFree (233733)
    • Online: Submit a Tip

* Victims, including undocumented individuals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

  • Local Contacts
    • RISE Sexual Assault Recovery & Prevention Center: 855-886-RISE (7473)
    • Law Enforcement: 911 or Non emergency 805-781-7317
    • Child Welfare Services (CWS): 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)
  •  Learn more about human trafficking.
    •  Read:
      • Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It by David Batstone
      • Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets 
      • Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir by Rachel Lloyd
      • The Just Church: Becoming a Risk-Taking, Justice-Seeking, Disciple-Making Congregation by Jim Martin
      • Watch:

    Trade of Innocents(2012)
    Amazing Grace (2007)
    Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011)
    Call + Response (2008)
    Abduction of Eden (True Story) (Trailer) (Watch)
    Taken (2008)
    Trade (2007)
    Not for Sale (2007)
    Human Trafficking (2005)
    Not My Life (2010)

    See a complete list here.

    • Spread Awareness: Discuss the issue with your friends, family, and perfect strangers!
    • Intern with the International Justice Mission.
    • Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.
    • Meet with or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.
    • Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.
    • Creative fundraising. Dedicate your birthday or special day as a fundraiser for anti-trafficking.
    • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.
    • Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors.
    • Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials.
    • Consumers: Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor.
    • Purchase items made by trafficking survivors from organizations such as Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.
    • Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking.
    • School Teachers: Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.
    • Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.
    • Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.
    • Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.
    • Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible.