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

 



 

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.

 



 

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Instruction Materials for CDL Schools (in compliance with 2019 Wisconsin Act 27)

 

 

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ASSESS YOUR AGENCY'S PREPAREDNESS 

 

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAWS

 

Laws

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Industry and Discipline-Specific Materials

 

Section Contents

Bus Industry

Commercial Driver's License Instructors

Criminal Justice Professionals

Education/Campus

Faith-Based

Health Care Providers

Hotel & Lodging Industry

Immigration

Law Enforcement

Legal

Non-Governmental

Social Services

Transportation Industry

 


 

Bus Industry


 

CDL Schools

 

Overview: 2019 Wisconsin Act 27 requires that any commercial driver's license (CDL) school in Wisconsin include in its course requirements instruction in the recognition and prevention of human trafficking.  The Wisconsin DOJ in consultation with the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has identified the following industry-specific materials to meet that statutory requirement.  These materials are used at CDL schools throughout the United States and are provided free of charge by the national non-profit, Truckers Against Trafficking

INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC MATERIALS FOR USE IN INSTRUCTION AT ALL WISCONSIN CDL SCHOOLS (INCLUDING PRIVATELY RUN CDL SCHOOLS)

 

Instructor's Note:  

Gaining awareness about human trafficking is very important and it can also be a sensitive issue to discuss.  It could bring up feelings or trauma related to a sexual assault or victimization experienced by a student, instructor, or someone they know.  Even if a student or instructor hasn’t been personally impacted by human trafficking, learning about it can be upsetting.  Instructors are invited to consider the following:

 

  • Class conversation and dialogue should be voluntary as this may be difficult to talk about and being called on to contribute or being separated into small groups may not feel safe or may be overwhelming for students. 
  • Providing advance notice about the topic may allow time for students to prepare and for instructors to be made aware of any concerns from students impacted by this issue.
  • Self-care is important. Students and instructors are encouraged to reach out for support and assistance if they need to talk. Resources can be found through the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1 (888) 373-7888 or under “Find Services” above.
REQUIRED   

1. Sex Trafficking Materials

 

Truck Drivers: Certified Truckers Against Trafficking Online Training

 

  • Complete the online (free) registration
  • Watch the training video
  • Take a short quiz to download a certificate of completion

 

Bus Drivers: Watch the Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) Training Video

 

2.  Labor Trafficking Materials:

 

Provide the Spotting Labor Trafficking Out on the Road brochure from Truckers Against Trafficking or review the web page about Spotting Labor Trafficking Out on the Road.

 

OPTIONAL INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC MATERIALS

 

  • Download and print the Truckers Against Trafficking wallet cards for reminders about human trafficking and how to report it.  Free printed copies can also be requested to give to students.  Wallet Card (Truck)  Wallet Card (Bus)

 


 

Criminal Justice Professionals


 

Education/Campus


 

Faith-Based 


 

Health Care Providers


 

Hotel & Lodging Industry


 

Immigration 

 

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.  

 

T-Visas  

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.

 


 

Law Enforcement

 


 

Legal


 

Non-Governmental, General


 

Social Service Organizations


 

Transportation

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Awareness Materials

 

Downloadable Handouts 

 

 

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

 

Video Public Service Announcements

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Studies & Special Reports

 

Local Studies & Reports

 

 

National and Global

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