Human Trafficking

Resources & References


National & International Organizations

Artists United For Social Justice
5042 Wilshire Blvd. #131
Los Angeles, CA 90036

AUSJ’s vision is to establish a global community of artists, activists and professionals creating social change with a focus on combating human trafficking.

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition
San Diego Office Telephone Number:
(619) 336-0770

Tijuana Office Telephone Number:
011 52 (664) 686-1717

24-hr hotline: 619-666-2757

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) is an alliance of over 60 government and nonprofit agencies in the United States and Latin America that is convened in and along the U.S.-Mexico Border Region to combat slavery and human trafficking.

BSCC’s purpose is to bilaterally prevent and intervene in the commercial and sexual exploitation of men, women and children while advocating for all exploited persons.

Through the collaborative efforts of coalition members, BSCC administers a variety of projects and services for victims, law enforcement, and the community.

Children of the Night:
The goal of Children of the Night is to help child prostitutes re-enter mainstream society and go on to live healthy lives. They develop a “life plan,” specifically suited to their needs — whether it’s foster placement, independent living, returning home, or placement in the dormitory of a four-year college. They learn to set and obtain their goals. Each child is offered long-term support through alumni program.
(800) 551-1300

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
5042 Wilshire Blvd., #586
Los Angeles CA 90036
P: 213-365-1906
F: 213-365-5257

The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), a not-for-profit organization, established in 1998 to provide comprehensive long-term services through a three-pronged empowerment approach which includes Social Services, Legal Services, and Outreach and Training. The organization also operates the first shelter in the nation solely dedicated to serving victims of trafficking. CAST’s mission is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.

Courage Worldwide
Courage Worldwide, Inc.
3031 Stanford Ranch Rd., Suite 2, #433
Rocklin, CA 95765
916-335-9043 office
916-625-4286 fax

An international nonprofit organization which has a program to rescue and serve victims of child sex trafficking.

Free the Slaves:
Headquartered in Washington D.C., this agency has offices and partnerships around the world. Their mission is to research the global phenomenon of trafficking and advocate against slavery worldwide.
(202) 638-1865

Gives temporary residence permission for one year and can be reapplied for, in addition to benefits and monthly allowance. (866) DHS-2ICE

International Justice Mission (IJM)
PO Box 58147
Washington, DC 20037

Human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.

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Dedicated to protecting children on the Internet

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
703 – 224-2150

The nation’s resource center for child protection, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s&174; (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline available to answer calls concerning Human Trafficking from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Their number is:


The NHTRC assists callers including, but not limited to: trafficking victims, potential trafficking victims, community members, law enforcement, service providers, hospitals, churches, businesses, and others. The NHTRC provides callers with a range of comprehensive services, including crisis intervention, urgent and non-urgent referrals, tip reporting, and comprehensive anti-trafficking resources.

The NHTRC hotline provides a shortcut for professionals, victims, and community members who need to access information and services quickly. Due to its exclusive focus on human trafficking, the NHTRC also operates as a national clearinghouse for questions, resources, information, training materials and best practices for those already working in the field and those who wish to get more involved.

Polaris Project
P.O. Box 53315
Washington, DC 20009

One of the largest anti-trafficking organizations in the United States and Japan, with programs operating at international, national and local levels through offices in Washington, DC; Newark, NJ; and Tokyo, Japan. Polaris Project’s comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking includes conducting direct outreach and victim identification, providing social services and transitional housing to victims, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) serving as the central national hotline on human trafficking, advocating for stronger state and Federal anti-trafficking legislation, and engaging community members in local and national grassroots efforts.

Salvation Army’s Trafficking Outreach Program and Intervention Techniques (STOP-IT)

This program attempts to build relationships with suspected trafficked persons through street outreach strategies; serves all persons including children and adults, women and men impacted by sex or labor trafficking; assists persons currently victimized, as well as survivors through service referrals and ongoing support; conducts training seminars to raise awareness about the existence of human trafficking; and provides practical assistance to community service providers to assist in recognizing possible trafficked persons, thus expanding the scope of service.

Shared Hope International
P.O. Box 65337
Vancouver, WA 98665
866-HER-LIFE (866-437-5433)

Shared Hope International exists to rescue and restore women and children in crisis. They are leaders in a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness.

U.S. Department of Justice

Report trafficking crimes or obtain help by calling the Trafficking in Persons Task Force Complaint Line. Interpreters are available.

ZOE Children’s Homes
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

An international Christian organization that rescues children who are sold, or at risk of being sold, into prostitution and slavery; or are victims of other crimes and abuse.

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Local Organizations

Dear John/Human Trafficking Hotline
(404) 379-3602

For citizens of the State of Georgia who know of a child being prostituted or abused.

MISSSEY – Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth
470 27th Street
Oakland, California 94612

A community-based organization in Alameda County, California, MISSSEY was created to respond to the epidemic of the commercial sexual exploitation of children, especially in the form of child/teen prostitution. MISSSEY provides intensive case management, court advocacy, professional & community trainings, comprehensive data reporting and local/state/national education & awareness campaigns.

Sponsored by the Westminster Police Department and Community Service Programs, Inc, OCHTTF works with Orange County Law Enforcement, Federal Law Enforcement, Victim Service providers, community and faith based organizations to identify, rescue, and serve victims of human trafficking in Orange County.

State of California Victim Compensation & Government Claims Board

May reimburse victims for expenses that result from certain violent crimes, including human trafficking. Derivative victims such as spouses or domestic partners, children, parents, legal guardians, siblings, grandparents, and/or grandchildren may also be reimbursed.

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Additional Resources

The Psychology of Human Trafficking By Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis
Video by Women’s Division (35) of APA on Women Slavery

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