Know the signs


Knowing the indicators of trafficking and potential red flags can help identify victims and find them the support and assistance they need.

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Working + living conditions

The individual might be: unable to leave or come and go at will, unpaid, paid very little or paid only through tips, works excessively long and/or unusual hours, owes a large debt to his or her employer, lives and works in the same place.

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Mental health + behavior

The individual might be: fearful, anxious, depressed, tense, showing sighs of physical abuse, showing signs of substance use or addiction, unusually fearful after bringing up law enforcement or immigration officials.

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physical health

The individual might show signs of: poor hygiene, fatigue, malnourishment, physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, torture.

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what can i Ask??

Assuming you have the opportunity to speak with a potential victim privately without jeopardizing the victim’s safety here are some sample questions to ask to follow up on the red flags that alerted you:

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