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Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program

ITVAP works with services providers across the state to provide case coordination of comprehensive services to victims (24 and under) of trafficking or sexual exploitation.

 

RED FLAGS OR WARNING SIGNS


Human Trafficking “Red Flags” for the General Public If you come in contact with anyone exhibiting one or more of the following indicators, they may be a victim of human trafficking.

  • Chronic runaway/truant/homeless youth
  • Have goods or services they cannot afford (expensive shoes, manicure, etc.)
  • Excessive amounts of cash
  • Carries multiple hotel keys, cell phones, and/or poker chips (tokens)
  • Someone else has control over their I.D.; lying about age, false identification, and/or inconsistencies
  • Signs of branding (tattoo, jewelry)
  • Restricted and/or scripted communication
  • Physical injuries/signs of abuse
  • Appear scared or nervous, may not make eye contact
  • Lack of knowledge about where they are and why
  • Signs of psychological trauma and abuse: anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, panic attacks, or lack of emotion (flat effect), dissociation, unexplained memory loss
  • Typically has someone with them at all times, this person may seem controlling
  • Traffickers use social media to recruit and solicit

Often victims do not identify as victims and will not ask for help!

Need Help Now?

1 (888) 373-7888
SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO“)

24 hours, 7 days a week
English, Spanish and 200 more languages
humantraffickinghotline.org

*TRAFFICKING OF A MINOR IS CHILD ABUSE IN INDIANA. FOR SUSPECTED TRAFFICKING INVOLVING MINORS, CALL:

Indiana DCS Hotline: (800) 800-5556