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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 2018)

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)

Look Beneath the Surface: U.S. Office on Trafficking Persons (U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services, 2003)

DOJ-DCF Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Prevention & Awareness Toolkit (2017)

Wisconsin Child Sex Trafficking Exploitation Indicator and Response Guide (2017)


Bus Industry

Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) Training Program (Truckers Against Trafficking, 2018)


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

Medical College of Wisconsin Training: The Medical Response to Sex Trafficking in Minors

Human Trafficking Webinar for Healthcare Providers (U.S. Health and Human Services)

Resources for Behavioral Health Professionals (U.S. Health and Human Services)


Hotel & Lodging Industry

Front Desk Summary 

Wisconsin Training for Hotel and Lodging Staff (2018 Interactive Webinar Version): English Spanish Hmong

Wisconsin Training for Hotel and Lodging Staff (2018 Video Version): English Spanish Hmong

Dept. of Homeland Security Hospitality Industry Toolkit: English  Spanish


Law Enforcement

International Association of Chiefs of Police Guide on Investigating Human Trafficking
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


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


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



Human Trafficking Power & Control Wheel

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

10 Things You Can Do Today


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

Estimating the Magnitude of Sex Trafficking Risk & Victimization of Juveniles and Young Adults in the City of Milwaukee (March, 2018)

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)



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