Human Trafficking

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New - - Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (U.S. Department of Education)

  • Addressing the Growing Problem of Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors through PBIS: The aim of this practice brief is to highlight the broader issue of domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) and suggest a framework for integrating school-based prevention and intervention strategies through Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). We provide a brief review of DMST and connections to PBIS; we then discuss how actions within the PBIS framework may help prevent DMST and provide assistance to student victims and their families.

New - - Trafficking in Schools: What Schools Can Do To Prevent, Respond, and Help Students To Recover From Human Trafficking, Second Edition (U.S. Department of Education)

  • This guide provides an introduction to human trafficking for educators, courtesy of the National Human Trafficking Hotline. The guide discusses risk factors, indicators of human trafficking, the impact of trafficking on learning environments, school protocols, and resources for staff.

New - - Trafficking in Schools: How Schools Can Combat Human Trafficking in Partnership With People With Lived Experience. (U.S. Department of Education)

  • This supplement to Trafficking in Schools:  What Schools Can Do To Prevent, Respond, and Help Students To Recover From Human Trafficking, 2nd Edition, describes ways schools can partner effectively with people with the lived experience of trafficking, and explores some of the unique benefits these consultants offer. Note that this supplement should be used as a companion document to Human Trafficking in America’s Schools, which explores in much greater detail information on the risk factors and indicators of trafficking, as well as on program planning and development.

Addressing Human Trafficking - Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

  • Human trafficking is a crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services, or commercial sex. It exists across the globe, in all communities, and all forms of labor. Community policing provides a promising roadmap to tackling human trafficking with the emphasis on problem solving, building partnerships, and shifting the organizational culture and structure. This collection of COPS Office resources highlights promising practices that law enforcement can use to address human trafficking.

Amber Alert

  • The AMBER Alert™ Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child.
  • Follow @AMBERAlert on the Twitter account launched in January 2014
  • Colorado AMBER Alert

American Psychological Association

Battlement to the Bells Anti-Trafficking Task Force

  • In 2019, a new regional anti-trafficking collaboration formed on the western slope of Colorado., Battlement to the Bells Anti-Trafficking Task Force (BATT) is a Community, fully engaged in ensuring that Children and Vulnerable People are not exploited. They seek to end human trafficking from Battlement Mesa to the Maroon Bells (and beyond). BATT was designed to provide opportunities for people to be leaders who take on projects and combat trafficking through the experiences and talent they uniquely bring to the table.

Busing on the Lookout (BOTL)

  • The bus industry has a key role to play in combating human trafficking, particularly as frontline employees may be coming into contact with victims of human trafficking in the course of their everyday jobs.

Children's Safety Network (CSN)

  • Children's Safety Network
    • National Resource Center for Injury and Violence Prevention is dedicated to working with state, territorial and community Maternal &, Child Health and Injury &, Violence prevention programs to create an environment where all children and youth are safe and healthy. We work with states and territories to infuse knowledge, expertise, and leadership to reduce injury, hospitalization, disability and death for all children and youth.
  • Child Maltreatment

Colorado Human Trafficking Council

  • Colorado Human Trafficking Council
    • The Council's purpose is to bring together leadership from community-based and system-based anti-trafficking efforts from across the state, to build and enhance collaboration among communities, counties and sectors within the state, to establish and improve comprehensive services for victims of human trafficking, to assist in the successful prosecution of human traffickers, and to help prevent human trafficking in Colorado.
  • Annual Report 2015 Colorado Human Trafficking Council
    • Report to the Judiciary Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate, pursuant to C.R.S. § 18-3-505.

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)

  • The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy. By operating in an inclusive and compassionate manner, COVA creates solutions and positive change.
  • Human Trafficking Program

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: The Medical Provider's Role in Identification, Assessment and Treatment

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Legal Sector

Denver Children's Advocacy Center (DCAC)

  • The Denver Children's Advocacy Center works to improve the lives of children traumatized by sexual abuse and violence -- as well as those who are at high risk -- with prevention, education, and direct services. Their mission is to prevent abuse, strengthen families and restore childhood.


  • ECPAT - USA is the leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation.
  • Any Kid Any School Website and campaign
    • Any Kid Any School [YouTube Video] - Sex trafficking is happening in our communities, on our streets and in our schools. With our new Public Service Announcement and campaign, we're mobilizing youth, parents, teachers, and active citizens to identify trafficking and become advocates in their own communities.

Family and Youth Services Bureau

Human Trafficking 101

  • This resource, designed for school administrators, provides basic background and preparedness information. Created cooperatively by the Department of Homeland Security Department of Education, and Blue Campaign, a leading non-governmental organization in the fight against human trafficking.

Human Trafficking Resources for Natives Americans 

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

  • NCHE is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance and information center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program.
  • Sex Trafficking of Minors: What Schools Need to Know to Recognize and Respond to the Trafficking of Students (Summer 2014)
    • This brief provides educators with an overview of the issue of minor sex trafficking and suggests specific steps that schools can take to respond to signs of trafficking among its students. It also offers suggestions for how State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons can help guide their states' and school districts' efforts to address trafficking within schools. Youth experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to being targeted for victimization through trafficking, because of this, educators working with homeless and other at-risk students should be well informed about the issue and effective ways to respond within schools.
    • CSSRC Staff Review - (Sept. 2014)

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) | (NCTSN) en Español

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

  • The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) Student Toolkit is designed to provide students with resources to identify and raise awareness of human trafficking in their community. Students play an active role in educating others about human trafficking, promoting the NHTRC hotline, and preparing the campus community to take a stand against human trafficking. Read more: National Human Trafficking Resources
  • Call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733). The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls and texts from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
  • The NHTRC is a program of Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking. We are not a government entity, law enforcement or an immigration authority.

National Runaway Safeline

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Office of the Administration for Children & Families

Out of the Shadows: A Tool for Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking

SchoolSafety.gov Human Trafficking Resources for the K-12 School Community

  • SchoolSafety.gov has released a new youth human trafficking infographic covering indicators of this crime; strategies to identify, prevent, and respond to trafficking incidents in school communities; and resources and training programs for student and staff education. Please feel free to download and share this new resource with others in the K-12 community as you see fit.
  • Do you know what human trafficking is?
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign website states that human trafficking is a crime that involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. It’s also important to note that causing someone under the age of 18 to engage in a commercial sex act, regardless of using force, fraud, or coercion is human trafficking under U.S. law.
  • Why does this matter to schools?
    While there is no standard profile, many traffickers target youth who are vulnerable to exploitation simply because they may be less equipped to make informed decisions when presented with a situation that could lead to trafficking. Schools are uniquely positioned to support students facing human trafficking and exploitation. Because of the regular interaction between educators and students, school personnel can help identify and report suspected cases of trafficking and connect affected students to critical services.
  • Download the infographic

Shining Light on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Toolkit to Build Understanding

  • Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking and MANY, in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, offers this toolkit as a resource for multidisciplinary professionals, policy makers, volunteers, faith communities, and others involved in anti-trafficking work.

Tools for Educators

  • This assessment guide is designed to guide educators in identifying and assisting potential child victims of trafficking, including both labor and sex trafficking indicators.

Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations

  • This Toolkit is a collection of new and existing resources that build organizational capacity to collaborate with and support staff, volunteers, and consultants who identify as survivor leaders. The Toolkit is appropriate for anti-trafficking organizations, coalitions, task forces, volunteer programs, and other organizations who wish to improve collaboration with those affected by human trafficking.

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT)

  • Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) recognizes that members of the trucking, bus and energy industries are invaluable in the fight against this heinous crime. Their site has been created to inform members of the trucking, bus and energy industries, and other travelers of the basic issues involved in human trafficking and a summary of ways you can help.
  • Visit the Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) website to learn more about its possible intersections with human trafficking and how you can get involved in fighting this heinous crime.

U.S. Department of Education.

Combatting Human Trafficking in America's Schools

U.S Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

  • Office of the Administration for Children & Families

U.S. Department of Justice

  • Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
    • Addressing Human Trafficking
      • Human trafficking is a crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services, or commercial sex. It exists across the globe, in all communities, and all forms of labor. Community policing provides a promising roadmap to tackling human trafficking with the emphasis on problem solving, building partnerships, and shifting the organizational culture and structure. This collection of COPS Office resources highlights promising practices that law enforcement can use to address human trafficking.



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