Human trafficking is the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor or sexual exploitation. Human trafficking is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world. It is a form of modern day slavery.

U.S. Department of State
The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons leads the United States’ global engagement on the fight against human trafficking, partnering with foreign governments and civil society to develop and implement effective strategies for confronting modern slavery.

Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force
The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force (MHTTF) is the state’s primary organization that works to prevent trafficking, protect victims by providing them with the services they need, prosecute traffickers, and partner with a variety of organizations to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking from our communities.

Polaris Project
Polaris Project has been providing a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery since 2002.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children & Families (ACF)

The ACF archive website is where you will find content and resources of historical or research interest. The archive includes information on budgets, programs, initiatives, policies, and other historic documents related to human trafficking. It also provides fact sheets from The Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking. If you are interested in receiving and/or printing materials on human trafficking (offered in multiple languages), click here

National Human Trafficking Hotline
If you or someone you know is a victim of trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline now at 1-888-373-7888.

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