Human Trafficking

 

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

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The mission of the Wisconsin Department of Justice Human Trafficking Initiative is to make Wisconsin inhospitable to human traffickers and to support victim-centered strategies and partnerships throughout the state.

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Human Trafficking Laws

 

Laws

Wisconsin Human Trafficking Statute 940.302

Wisconsin Trafficking of a Child Statute 948.051

Wis.Stat. 948.081 Patronizing a Child

Wis. Stat. 944.31 Patronizing 

Wis. Stat. 165.505 Internet Crimes Against Children and Human Trafficking Administrative Subpoena 

FOSTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017)

Federal Human Trafficking Law & Regulations

Summary of Human Trafficking Statutes

 

Human Trafficking Guides & Toolkits

 

Multidisciplinary

 

Human Trafficking Guide for Criminal Justice Professionals (Wisconsin Department of Justice, last update Feb 2018)

Law Enforcement Duty to Report Trafficking of a Child to Local Child Protection (WI DOJ Oct. 2018)

The Role of Law Enforcement in the T Visa Process (Police Executive Research Forum, 2018)

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

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

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

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

 

Bus Industry

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

 

Educators/Campus

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

Campus Toolkit

 

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 

Interactive Webinar:  Hotel and Lodging Staff (2018, WI DCF, DOJ)  English Spanish Hmong

Video Webinar:  Hotel and Lodging Staff (2018, WI DCF, DOJ) English Spanish Hmong

Hospitality Industry Toolkit: English

Hospitality Industry Toolkit: Spanish

 

Law Enforcement

Duty to Report Trafficking of a Child to Local Child Protection (WI DOJ Oct. 2018)

The Role of Law Enforcement in the T Visa Process (Police Executive Research Forum, 2018)

Human Trafficking Guide for Criminal Justice Professionals (Wisconsin Department of Justice, last update Feb 2018)

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

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

 

Legal

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
 

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

 

Transportation

Transportation Industry Toolkit

 

Public Education & Awareness Materials

 

Downloadable Handouts 

Summary of Human Trafficking Statutes

Understanding Victims' Mindsets (Polaris) 

Human Trafficking: Myth versus Reality

Human Trafficking Power & Control Wheel

10 Things You Can Do Today

General Indicators of Human Trafficking

 

Posters

 

The Department of Justice encourages the display of  hotline 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

 Click here to download National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline posters in 17 languages.

 

Wisconsin-specific posters created in response to 2015 Wisconsin Act 5 can be downloaded and printed below:

Poster Size English Spanish
8.5 x 11 PDF PDF
11 x 17 PDF PDF
15 x 25 PDF PDF

 

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)

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

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

 

Click here to request a speaker or presentation  DOJ makes every effort to accomodate requests, which will be evaluated according to availability.  Speakers must be requested at least 30 days in advance of the event.  It may take up to two weeks for a response to your request, please plan accordingly.