Human Trafficking isn't just an issue in other countries, and it doesn't look like the Hollywood portrayals of girls being kidnapped and chained to beds. It's happening here in the United States, and in our own communities here in Northern Virginia. Human Trafficking happens in multiple forms, all of which have been reported here in NOVA.
- Let's hear the testimonies from survivors of human trafficking
- Let's hear from the ones on the front lines of this issue
- Let's educate ourselves and others by listening
- Let's come together to talk about it
Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors & Adults: When persons are compelled to engage in commercial sex acts through means of force, fraud, and/or coercion.
Forced Labor: When persons, domestic or foreign nationals, are compelled to work in some service or industry through force, fraud or coercion.
Domestic Servitude: When persons, domestic or foreign nationals, are compelled to engage in domestic work for families or households, through means of force, fraud or coercion.
If you need immediate help text HELP or INFO to 233733 (National Human Trafficking Hotline)
There are a lot of websites and resources dedicated to human trafficking on the website. These are resources that we've had recommended to us that include some US-based and local (Northern Virginia) resources.
If you suspect human trafficking or come across the red flags you can submit an anonymous report to the National Human Trafficking Hotline which will then send your report to the police.