Every day, powerful criminal networks and individual traffickers on both sides of the border recruit people for labor or sexual exploitation.
Across the United States, thousands of Latina women are prisoners of the sex trafficking industry in bars and cantinas. These women are victims of an underground sex economy, run by traffickers who go largely untouched.
This statistics report provides 2015 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris's BeFree Textline, and communications referencing overseas cases.
This Toolkit breaks down the process of establishing an effective hotline and outlines key considerations in seven core areas of work: foundations in human trafficking; operations; staffing; partnerships; responding to calls; data management; and, outreach and awareness.