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If you suspect that someone is in danger, do NOT intervene directly. The best way to maintain safety for all involved is to report suspicions.

If you suspect that someone is being trafficked in real time and/or appears to be in imminent danger:

Call the Police (9-1-1)

Use the phrase, "Potential Trafficking situation".

Describe the immediate concern, who is involved, and if you recognize the individual.

If the suspected survivor of trafficking is a minor:

Contact: Child Welfare Services (1-800-367-0166)

Key Words: Describe immediate concern, suspected age(s), who is involved, if you recognize individual(s)

Response Times: Available 24/7

If you have a general suspicion of trafficking

Contact: Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline (1-888-373-7888)

Text: BeFree (233733)

Online: www.humantraffickinghotline.org/en/report-trafficking

Key Words: Share the location (neighborhood, City, State), describe the immediate concern, who is involved and if you recognize the individual(s)

Response Times: Available 24/7

For Non-Emergency situations or to report a suspected instance of trafficking, you can contact the SB Sheriff's office at the following:
Non-Emergency: 805-683-2724
E-mail: HumanTrafficking@sbsheriff.org (non-emergency only)

Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline. 

          PHONE: 1-888-373-7888

          SMS: BEFREE (233733)

              (Text "HELP" or "INFO")

National Human Trafficking Hotline
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