According to the U.S. Department of State, “Trafficking in persons” and “human trafficking” have been used as umbrella terms for the act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-386), as amended, and the Palermo Protocol describe this compelled service using a number of different terms, including involuntary servitude, slavery or practices similar to slavery, debt bondage, and forced labor.
Are you aware that your favorite restaurant or local truck stop could be a hub for human trafficking? Help stop the abuse and learn how to identify the red flags for potential victims. You can become a strong advocate in your community to stop the abuse.
To find out how you can help stop human trafficking or for educational resources visit the websites below.
Not For Sale: Not For Sale is an organization that grew from the novel, Not For Sale written by Dave Batstone. This organization based out of San Francisco provides shelter, healthcare, and other supports to help repair the damage done to victims then help then with their education and finding a job.
Veronicas Voice: Veronica’s Voice is the only advocacy and survivor-recovery program in the Kansas City area that is dedicated to provided safe and non-judgmental support to victims through survivor-run services.
Polaris: Polaris was put in place in order to disrupt conditions that allow for human trafficking to thrive in our communities. Named after the North Star, Polaris teams up with the leading corporations and government officials to help restore victims lives and help stop further trafficking.
Center for Combating Human Trafficking: Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT) assists partners in preventing, assessing, identifying, evaluating, and intervening in cases of human trafficking through providing: Education, Training, Consultation and Technical Assistance, Research, and Policy Development.
Be the voice for others and attend a training soon!
Report Suspicions to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at
1 -888- 373-7888
For more information about training in your community, please contact your Local KVC Training Specialist.