Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Info

The National Child Welfare Department defines Human Trafficking as “the exploitation of people through force, coercion, threat, and deception and includes human rights abuses such as debt bondage, deprivation of liberty, and lack of control over freedom and labor.”

The 3 most common types of human trafficking are sex trafficking, forced labor, and debt bondage. Forced labor, also known as involuntary servitude, is the biggest sector of trafficking in the world, according to the U.S. Department of State.

Labor Trafficking

This occurs when a person knowingly recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains by any means, including, but not limited to, through the use of force, abduction, coercion, fraud, deception, blackmail, or causing or threatening to cause financial harm, another person for forced labor or services.

Did you know? A person also commits trafficking of persons if he or she benefits financially or by receiving anything of value, from participation in such activities.

Did you know? Federal and most State definitions of labor trafficking do not distinguish between minors and adults. Important to know – Some elements of force, fraud, coercion, or deception must be present for children to be defined as victims of labor trafficking.

Conditions that are considered force, fraud, coercion, or deception in the labor trafficking of adults or minors include the following:

  • Threatening serious harm to, or physical restraint against, the victim or a third person
  • Destroying, concealing, removing, confiscating, or possessing any passport, immigration document, or other government identification document
  • Abusing or threatening abuse of the law or legal process against the victim or a third person
  • Placing a person in debt bondage
  • Providing a drug, including alcohol, to another person with the intent to impair the person’s judgment or maintain a state of chemical dependence
  • Wrongfully taking, obtaining, or withholding any property of another person
  • Blackmail
  • Asserting control over the finances of another person
  • Withholding or threatening to withhold food or medication

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