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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

What Is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity. It involves recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Click the links below to learn more:

Article by Dr. Nancy A. Murphy, LMHC: Trafficking In Persons

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Polaris Project

The Not For Sale Campaign

Humantrafficking.org

FBI site on Human Trafficking

2015 Presidential Proclamation

If you believe you are the victim of a trafficking situation or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. You can also submit a tip to the NHTRC online.

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