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.
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)
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.
Labor or services
Commercial sexual conduct
Interim and long-term housing
Therapy / counseling
Legal / immigration services
Life skills training
Substance abuse treatment