What is Human Trafficking

Human trafficking the act of transporting a person from one area to another to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. This typically involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to force the individual act as a modern-day slave.

Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked around the world, including the United States. Human trafficking is estimated to generate billions of dollars of profit every year, second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form of transnational crime.

All of the human trafficking numbers and statistics are based on estimates because human trafficking is a hidden crime and victims rarely come forward to seek help due to a number of reasons including language barriers, fear of the traffickers, and/or fear of law enforcement.

Spoken For is actively involved in the process of rescue, aftercare, and advocacy for formerly trafficked individuals.

More information about human trafficking in the United States can be found at: https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/what-human-trafficking