of running away, a young person is likely to be solicited for prostitution or another form of commercial sexual exploitation.
Learn how to recognize and support victims of sex trafficking by reading the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s brochure, Bought and Sold.
Human smuggling is different from human trafficking. The defining element of smuggling is transportation, while the defining element of trafficking
can occur in domestic service, agricultural labor, manufacturing and janitorial services, hospitality industries, construction, health, and elder
calls were received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline (NHTRC) in 2012. Read more about the services offered by the NHTRC.
youth under age 18 are homeless and on their own for more than a week every year, according to estimates from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Learn more about the Federal Strategic Plan to end youth homelessness by 2020.