February 10, 2020 | Firm News
Human trafficking is a devastating crime affecting communities across the country. Hotels, casinos, resorts, nightclubs, massage parlors and other establishments allow modern-day slavery to remain covert and flourish. In 2018 alone, more than 23,000 survivors were identified, according to statistics from the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Now, more than ever, it is important to be aware of the human traffic resources that are available.
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The National Human Trafficking Hotline, operated by Polaris, is a toll-free, confidential, and anonymous hotline available for callers 24 hours a day, every day of the year. It is an anti-trafficking resource center, offering services and immigration assistance to victims and survivors, whether U.S. citizens or not. If you believe someone may be a victim of human trafficking, notify a trained expert by calling 1-888-373-7888.
The OVC provides programs and a comprehensive list of services for victims of human trafficking. The services, for example, can include shelter/housing, food, medical and dental care, interpretation/translation services, immigration and legal assistance, and more. Their website also
The A21 Bodies are Not Commodities campaign is a high school curriculum designed to educate students on human trafficking in their own communities. You can find student handouts, videos, lesson plans, and a pacing guide to follow based on time-frame.
The United Nations Children’s Fund provides a unit and lesson plans on child trafficking for 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade students, along with handouts.
An internationally recognized organization and one of the most influential groups within the U.S., that provides a comprehensive approach to putting an end to human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Polaris Project provides support and services for victims, while also developing long-term strategies for ending human trafficking by working with survivors. In addition, the organization operates the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, conducts trainings, and advocates for stronger federal and state laws.
The Office on Trafficking in Persons, at the Administration of Children & Families, seeks to develop methods for freeing victims and those at risk of human trafficking. Materials for training and technical assistance can be found on their website, with the purpose of assisting those who may come into contact or interact with individuals experiencing human trafficking or in danger of it.
If you or someone you love has been exploited by traffickers, you may be entitled to pursue civil action against your abusers for damages. Our mass tort attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay legal fees if we win. Contact the Dunken Law Firm for more information on resources and your options for compensation. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss your case.