National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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Human trafficking, which includes forced labor and sexual exploitation of individuals, is a global criminal, social, and public health crisis impacting all populations — men, women, children and youth, U.S. citizens, and foreign nationals. Although human traffickers target both adults and minors, children and youth are particularly vulnerable.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added additional layers to understanding and preventing human trafficking worldwide. across the globe. Disruptions to daily activities like attending school or working, increased economic hardships, and various COVID-19 mitigation efforts (such as stay-at-home orders) have increased the risk of trafficking, particularly among populations already vulnerable before the pandemic.

This month, learn how to recognize and prevent the signs of human trafficking and join us in taking a stand against this issue impacting children and youth in our communities.  

Get Involved:

Get support or report human trafficking and online child sexual exploitation.  

  • National Human Trafficking Hotline 
    • Call toll-free 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) or text 233733 (BEFREE) for information, help, or to report potential trafficking crimes.
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
    • Call toll-free 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) to report missing or exploited minors.
    • Report suspected activity online at
Category: Health Observance
National Human Trafficking Prevention Month