Who do I contact in a Human Trafficking emergency situation?
If you are certain you have an emergency/crisis relating to a victim of Human Trafficking, forced prostitution, or forced labor of any kind: CALL 911!
- If you are a victim of Human Trafficking and you are trying to escape:
- You can call 911, or You can also text HELP to 233733 (BeFree) at the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.
Who do I contact if I suspect a Human Trafficking situation?
- If you suspect trafficking and it needs investigation, DO NOT try to rescue anyone yourself. Call your local police department and notify the National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-3737-888.
- You can also contact Re:Birth Homes by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will take the actions needed.
What are some guidelines for handling suspected situations of Human Trafficking?
- Do not attempt to rescue an individual – this is dangerous and life-threatening for the individual and yourself.
- Do not pretend to be a client (person purchasing sex or other services) under any circumstance.
- Do not lash out at the person controlling the victim, either physically, verbally, or otherwise.
- Do not follow either the victim or the controller (pimp, gang member, boyfriend, etc.) for any reason.
- Do not give a victim your phone number or other contact information.
- Contact local authorities as soon as possible. If there’s an address, license plate number, etc. that will be helpful to them, try to get that information ONLY if it is safe for you and for the victim. Be as discreet as you possibly can. Remember that anything you do may have repercussions on the victim, as interaction with you may seem like the victim was trying to escape.
- If the situation allows, you can let them know that you are praying for them and that God loves them.
- If the situation allows, you can let them know the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888.