January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Updated: January 1, 2024

“Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain labor or commercial sex acts. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States.” — US Department of Homeland Security

National Human Trafficking Hotline by the Polaris Project
call: 1-888-373-7888  /  Text: 233733  /  Live Chat
Referral Directory of Anti-Trafficking Organizations – National Human Trafficking Hotline
Human Trafficking in NYS Statistics – National Human Trafficking Hotline
Myths, Facts and Statistics – Polaris Project

Office of the Bronx District Attorney Human Trafficking Unit
Office of the Brooklyn District Attorney Human Trafficking Unit
Office of Manhattan District Attorney Human Trafficking Victim Resources
Office of the Queens District Attorney Human Trafficking Bureau
Office of the Richmond County (Staten Island) District Attorney Special Victims Bureau

National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month January 2024 – Hope for Justice
Anti-Trafficking Program – Safe Horizon

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (US DHS)
Blue Campaign to End Human Trafficking
What is Human Trafficking?
Blue Campaign December 2021 Bulletin
The College and University Toolkit against Human Trafficking
Indicators of Human Trafficking

U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ)
Bureau of Justice – Human Trafficking Data Collection Activities, 2021
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons – 20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking
Engaging Men in Preventing Crimes Against Women

About Human Trafficking – United States Department of State
Human Trafficking Education for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers and Other Travel-Related Employees – U.S. Department of Transportation: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA)
Human Trafficking: Modern Enslavement of Immigrant Women in the United States – ACLU

United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime
Blue Heart Campaign
2020 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Statement by Ghada Waly, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014 Report

Child Trafficking – UNICEF USA
Human Trafficking Global Resource Database – Human Trafficking Search

NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
Human Trafficking Prevention Virtual Resource Fair
Preventing Youth Trafficking 2024
Resources for Professionals
What to Do and Who to Contact When You Identify a Trafficked Child

Toolkit for NYC Faith Leaders & Communities Against Human Trafficking – NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
Push/Pull Factors of Human Trafficking – National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: VAWnet Project
Trafficking Laws Must Be Enforced – The Human Trafficking Institute – Fairfax, Virginia
What Can Men Do to Stop Sexual Exploitation? – Men Stopping Violence
Truckers Trained on Trafficking Intervention – Truckers Against Trafficking
Federal Anti-Trafficking Laws – Federal Victims Protection Act
How Many Slaves Work For You? Take the survey – Slavery Footprint
Unchained: The Scourge of Human Trafficking – Documentary produced by Foreign Policy Association (fpa.org) – 26 minutes

Protect All Children from Trafficking (PACT) (formerly ECPAT USA)
Online Training for Hospitality and Travel Professionals to Recognize and Respond to Signs of Exploitation
The Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) Prevention Parental Workshop

Northwell Health Hospitals Train Employees to Identify Trafficking Victims – CBS Local News
Identifying Human Trafficking – Northwell Health – Huntington Hospital
Resources for Human Trafficking Survivors & Training for Organizations – National Survivor Network
Assistance for Human Trafficking Survivors & Training for Organizations – Office of the Administration for Children & Families – US Department of Health & Human Services
COVID-19 and Human Trafficking – Survive & Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC)
Substance Use Disorders and Human Trafficking – North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking

Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY Webinar: Human Trafficking and the COVID Crisis
CWNY’s Women’s Issues Think Tank: Human Trafficking Awareness
CWNY’s list of resources on July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

TED Talks – Trafficking Videos:
1. 3 Ways Businesses Can Fight Sex Trafficking – Nikki Clifton – TED@UPS – 12:22 minutes
2. Human Trafficking Is All Around You. This Is How It Works – Noy Thrupkaew – TED2015 – 18:44 minutes
3. How to Combat Modern Day Slavery – Kevin Bales – TED2010 – 17:46 minutes
4. The Fight Against Sex Slavery – Sunitha Krishnan – TEDIndia2009 – 12:27 minutes
5. Photos That Bear Witness to Modern Day Slavery – Lisa Kristine – TEDxMaui2012 – 18:55 minutes
6. How a Truck Driver Sees and Saves People on America’s Highways Modern-Day Slave Routes – John McKown – TED@UPS 2007 – 11:01 minutes