Note: Per policy adopted in 2016, the EMRA Representative Council continues to support the need for human trafficking training, research, policy development, and collaboration with organizations that work with victims of human trafficking.
1. Know the Signs
2. Report a Tip
Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline if you have any concerns about a potential trafficking situation. Call 1-888-373-7888, text HELP to BEFREE (233733), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Spread the Word
Share and display HHS Look Beneath the Surface and DHS Blue Campaign awareness resources in your community. Let everyone know that the National Human Trafficking Hotline is here to help.
5. Tell Your Friends: Demand Fuels Exploitation
The U.S. Government has zero tolerance policies for employees, uniformed service members, and contractors paying for sex. Learn more about the Federal Acquisition Regulations and human trafficking.
6. Volunteer Locally
Ask anti-trafficking organizations in your community how you can support them. Perhaps they need volunteers or you could help with an awareness event.
8. Register for Training
OTIP’s National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center trains public health professionals and the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center supports the criminal justice system.
9. Use Your Skills
Can you train or hire survivors? Reach out to potential local partners. Do you work in a school? Propose anti-trafficking protocols. Are you an attorney? Offer pro-bono services. Writing a story? Use media best practices. Work in hospitals or clinics? Encourage your colleagues to register for the SOAR to Health and Wellness training.
10. Raise Your Voice
Ask representatives how they are addressing human trafficking. Let them know what your community needs.
From: Office on Trafficking in Persons, An Office of the Administration for Children & Families