These videos were created for Californians to vote Yes to Proposition 35, to expand human trafficking laws in California:
" I was thinking the worst... and the worst to me at that time was thinking she was dead... until she was recovered and we found out what had happened to her."
These victims stories show that whether a person is "developmentally disabled and vulnerable" or "straight A's and at the top of your class," they can still be victims of human trafficking. It is easy for victims to blend into our every day lives.
This is why it is important to recognize the signs.
Know the signs. It is important to be able to recognize potential human trafficking situations. Human trafficking takes place across all economic classes and among people of nations across the globe. If you see suspicious activity that seems like it could be a human trafficking situation DO NOT try to approach the situation yourself. Instead, CONTACT your local anti-human trafficking task force. This can be either a non-government organization or part of your local police force. Read more below to become aware of the warning signs of a potential human trafficking victim!
Common Work and Living Conditions: The Individual(s) in Question
Security: Keep people in or keep people out?
Poor Mental Health or Abnormal Behavior
Behavior: Fearful, anxious, submissive, tense, avoid eye contact
Poor Physical Health
Physical: Signs of physical restraint, torture, malnourished
Lack of Control
Control: Few possessions/identifications, does not speak for themselves
-Polaris Project 2012
Look, Listen & Be Aware
Sources: Polaris Project