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HUMAN TRAFFICKING EDUCATION

Human trafficking involves occurs when a perpetrator, often referred to as a trafficker, induces, recruits, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains, and then employs the means of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of compelling the victim to provide any form of work or service against their will.

Our mission is to impair healing & hope to every heart while we assist survivors of human trafficking in recovery and rehabilitation.

Human Trafficking Defined

Sex Trafficking: The recruiting, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion or in which the person induced to perform such an act is under 18 years old.

Labor Trafficking: The recruiting, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

Grooming: An intentional effort to identify potential victims and gain their trust.​ This includes, but is not limited to, gift giving and favors to a particular youth / family, power imbalance (age, status, etc.), secretive, breaking the rules for "special" occasions, creating occasions to be alone with a youth, and promises of a better life.

Common terms that are often associated with or interchanged with human trafficking include: trafficking in persons, labor trafficking, sex trafficking, child sex trafficking, modern-day slavery, contemporary slavery, and forced labor.

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OFFENSES IN INDIANA

IC 35-42-3.5-1 – 35-42-3.5-4

  • Promotion of human sexual trafficking

  • Promotion of human labor trafficking

  • Promotion of child sexual trafficking

  • Child sexual trafficking

  • Human trafficking (applicable to buyers)

Human trafficking of a minor is considered child abuse in Indiana (IC 31-34-1-3.5)

For more information about the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and subsequent reauthorization, please visit Polaris.

THE A-M-P MODEL

The Action-Means-Purpose (AMP) Model is a device used to illustrate and articulate the federal definition of a "victim of severe forms of of trafficking in persons," contained in 22 USC §7102(8). For the corresponding criminal offenses, see 18 USC Chapter 77.
At minimum, one element from each column must be present to establish a potential situation of human trafficking. The presence of force, fraud, or coercion indicates that the victims has not consented of his or her own free will.
Remember, under federal law, any minor under the age of 18 years induced into commercial sex is considered to be a victim of sex trafficking– regardless of any indicators of force, faud, or coercion.
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ACTION

Recruits

Harbors

Transports

Provides

Obtains

Patronizes

Solicits

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MEANS

 

Force

Fraud

Coercion

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PURPOSE

Labor or services

Commercial sexual conduct

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VICTIM NEEDS

  • Emergency shelter

  • Safety planning

  • Interim and long-term housing

  • Medical care

  • Therapy / counseling

  • Legal / immigration services

  • ESL classes

  • Interpretation services

  • Mentors

  • Support groupds

  • Life skills training

  • Vocational training

  • School assistance

  • Job assistance

  • Substance abuse treatment

For additional resources on human trafficking, please visit Polaris Project Resources.