Human Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

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NHTRC Hotline Posters


The Department of Justice encourages organizations, businesses and individuals to display the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline number in order to raise awareness with victims, survivors and community members who would benefit from calling the hotline.


Click here to download NHTRC Hotline flyers in 17 languages.


Wisconsin NHTRC Hotline Posters


The posters below were created in response to 2015 Wisconsin Act 5.  The Department of Justice encourages the display of the posters in areas where victims of trafficking might be present.  DOJ strongly encourages public agency executives and business owners of the following entities to download and display the posters:


  • Gas stations with signs visible from an interstate or state highway that offer amenities to commercial vehicles
  • Hotels
  • Adult entertainment establishments
  • Nail and hair salons 
  • Places at which employers engage some employees to perform agricultural labor
  • Hospitals and other medical centers
  • Places at which athletic or sporting events occur
  • Establishments that operate as a massage parlor or spa, alternative health clinic, or similar entity
  • Expositions conducted by a county or agricultural society
  • Courthouses
  • Rest areas maintained by the department of transportation
  • Public and private transit stations
Poster Size English Spanish
8.5 x 11 PDF PDF
11 x 17 PDF PDF
15 x 25 PDF PDF


Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force


A state-level-system Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force has been established to develop a cross-system, comprehensive, trauma-informed service and response system in Wisconsin for minors who are victims or at-risk of being victims of sex-trafficking. Co-chaired by Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) , Eloise Anderson, the taskforce is composed of a broad range of stakeholders located across the state committed to serving the victims of this horrific crime.  The Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking webpage contains information about the task force workgroups, deliverables, and how to get involved.


Wanted:  Local Heroes


Does your organization provide services in the community such as crisis response, counseling, food/meal programs, housing options, life skills training, mental health services, clothing, child care or legal services?


Are you part of an anti-trafficking task force or coalition that connects victims with service providers?  Are you a private or public service professional that specializes in human trafficking cases?


If your organization offers services that might help a trafficked person, register with the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) so that victims of human trafficking can find the local help they need.


The Wisconsin Crime Victims Council and the Wisconsin Women's Council are collaborating with the NHTRC to build up the Wisconsin referral directory used by the NHTRC Hotline.  If you know of an organization that should be listed in the hotline directory, email the Crime Victims Council and let us know!


Table of Contents


Human Trafficking Laws, Guides & Protocol

Public Education & Awareness Materials

Studies & Special Reports


Human Trafficking Laws & Specialized Guides



Wisconsin Human Trafficking Statute 940.302

Wisconsin Trafficking of a Child Statute 948.051

Federal Human Trafficking Law & Regulations


General Guides

Human Trafficking Guide for Criminal Justice Professionals (Wisconsin Department of Justice, last update 2015)

Wisconsin Human Trafficking Protocol and Resource Manual (Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Consortium)

Guidance to States on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children in the U.S. (U.S. HHS, 2013)

Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide (Office for Victims of Crime & Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2011)

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Practical Guide to Identifying Victims of Trafficking in the U.S.  (U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services, 2003)


Health Care Providers
Abstract:  Medical Providers' Understanding of Sex Trafficking and Their Experiences with At-Risk Patients (Pediatrics, 2015)


Law Enforcement

International Association of Chiefs of Police Guide on Investigating Human Trafficking
International Association of Chiefs of Police Guide on Investigating Human Trafficking [SPANISH]
Continued Presence for Victims of Human Trafficking (July 2010 ICE Brochure)



Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Attorneys & Advocates (American Bar Association, 2009)

Online Benefits and Services Guidebook for Immigrants (WI Department of Children & Families)


Non-Governmental Organizations

Trafficking in Persons: A Guide for Non-Governmental Organizations
(U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division)

Parish Resource Packet
Congregation Resource Packet



Introduction to Human Trafficking for Education Professionals (TX Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force 2014)


Social Service Organizations
Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking (IOFA & Loyola University Chicago's Center for the Human Rights of Children, 2011)


Public Education & Awareness Materials



Human Trafficking Power & Control Wheel

How Trafficker’s Lure Victims by Pretending to Meet Essential Needs (WI DOJ, 2015)

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

10 Things You Can Do Today

Wisconsin Human Trafficking Statutes (WI DOJ, 2015)


National Outreach Campaigns

U.S. Blue Campaign

Truckers Against Trafficking

Rescue & Restore

U.S. Dept. Health & Human Services Rescue and Restore Campaign materials include fact sheets about different types of trafficking and resources available for victims, many publications are available in multiple languages:

Human Trafficking

Sex Trafficking

Labor Trafficking

Certification for Victims of Trafficking

Victim Assistance


Video Public Service Announcements

Blue Campaign

Homeland Security “Out of the Shadows” campaign

GEMS Media Center 


Studies & Special Reports


Local Studies & Reports

Abstract:  Medical Providers' Understanding of Sex Trafficking and Their Experiences with At-Risk Patients (Pediatrics, 2015)

Milwaukee Human Trafficking Services Survey (2013)

Report on Sex Trafficked Youth and Milwaukee Police Department, April 15 2013

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children:  Dane County Needs Assessment (2011)


National and Global

U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons Reports

Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major U.S. Cities (Urban Institute, 2014)

Pillars of Hope: Attorneys General Unite to Fight Human Trafficking (National Association of Attorneys General Presidential Initiative, 2011-2012)

Report on Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota (Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition and Prostitution Research & Education, 2011)

Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents (Bureau of Justice Statistics, January 2009)

 Dallas High Risk Victims Model (Byron Fassett, 2008)

Trafficking as an International Trade (April 2006)

Sex Trafficking of Women in the United States (Coalition Against the Trafficking of Women, 2001)