Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute

About Trafficking

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Blue Campaign emphasizes the safety of the victims as well as society at large are vital. Language barriers, fear of their traffickers/fear of law enforcement often keep victims from pursuing help. Traffickers look for people who are vulnerable in several ways, including psychological or emotional vulnerability, economic hardship, lack of a social safety net, natural disasters, or political instability. The trauma caused by traffickers can be so great that many do not classify themselves as victims or seek help.

Human Trafficking 101 Webinar
- Dr. Celia Williamson
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Learning risk factors of human trafficking is a crucial step in identifying victims. Not all signs listed represent every human trafficking situation, and the existence or lack of any of these risk factors are not automatically proof of human trafficking. Do not make an effort to confront a suspected trafficker directly. Alert law enforcement immediately if you suspect cases of human trafficking.


Last Updated: 6/27/22