January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Human trafficking is a crime in which force, fraud or coercion is used to compel a person to perform labor, services or commercial sex. It affects all populations: adults, children, men, women, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, and all economic classes. January is the month dedicated to raising awareness of the need to protect and empower survivors of all forms of human trafficking, to prosecute traffickers, and to bring an end to human trafficking in the United States and around the world. The National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888) is an important resource to report a tip or ask for help.