Our series on Human Trafficking continues this week. Victims of trafficking may look like many of the people
coming to your organization for assistance every day. Victims are young children, teenagers, men, and women. By looking beneath the surface and asking yourself these questions, you can help identify potential victims:
Recognizing the warning signs of human trafficking in a young person
Pay attention if a person:
has a much older “boyfriend” or “girlfriend”
has new jewelry, new hairdo, or polished nails not paid for by the youth’s parents or guardian.
has sporadic or poor school attendance
possesses multiple hotel cards or cell phones
wears clothing inappropriate for his or her age or for the weather.