Human Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Call for help or to report a tip 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1 (888) 373-7888



DOJ HT Initiative Mission:


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.










See HT Guides & Toolkits below for additional discipline and industry-specific toolkits and guidelines.











Human Trafficking 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


HT Guides & Toolkits





Bus Industry






Health Care Providers


Hotel & Lodging Industry



  • Continued Presence (CP)  

CP is a temporary immigration status provided to individuals identified by law enforcement as victims of a “severe form of trafficking in persons” who may be potential witnesses.  


Continued Presence Brochure 

CP Video Series describes who is eligible for CP and how a request is made.


T nonimmigrant status is a temporary immigration benefit that enables certain victims of a severe form of human trafficking to remain in the United States for up to 4 years if they have assisted law enforcement in an investigation or prosecution of human trafficking.


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


Law Enforcement




Non-Governmental, General


Social Service Organizations




General Education & Awareness Materials


Downloadable Handouts 





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


Video Public Service Announcements


Studies & Special Reports


Local Studies & Reports



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