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Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking

What can I do?

STOP TRAFFICKING             Know the indicators and red flags!

Sex Trafficking indicators
  • Chronic missing/homeless youth
  • Excess amount of cash in their possession (may be reluctant to explain its source)
  • Hotel keys and key cards
  • Lying about age/false ID
  • Inconsistencies when describing and recounting events
  • Unable or unwilling to give local address or information about parent(s)/guardian
  • Presence or fear of another person (often an older male or boyfriend who seems controlling)
  • High number of reported sexual partners at a young age
  • Sexually explicit profiles on social networking sites
  • Injuries/signs of physical abuse (that they may be reluctant to explain)
  • Inability or fear of social interaction
  • Demeanor exhibiting fear, anxiety, depression, submissiveness, tenseness, nervousness
  • Is not enrolled in school or repeated absence from school
  • Does not consider self a victim
  • Loyalty to or/and positive feelings toward pimp/trafficker
  • Prepaid cell phone


Labor Trafficking indicators

  • Family relationships not clear (may or may not present as formal guardian)
  • Child may not be the child of "parent" in the home
    • No evidence of legal guardian
    • Works for "aunt" or "uncle"
  • Excluded from family events (e.g., church, vacations, parties)
  • Physically exhausted; works long hours
  • Child is fearful of family he/she lives with
  • Child is responsible for child care, elder care, or cleaning--often hidden as "chores“
  • Does not have access to their personal identification documents (e.g., ID card, social security card, drivers license)
  • Does not participate in normal age appropriate activities
  • Working environment is the same as their living environment


Help Me 


Call the Nebraska Adult & Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline 1-800-652-1999 or Local Law Enforcement to report suspicious activities that may look like trafficking situations.




Children and Family Services

Ivy Bloom
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE  68509-5026
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