Resources

TO REPORT A TIP NATIONALLY, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCE CENTER HOTLINE: 1-888-373-7888

Trained human trafficking call-takers are available to take your call regarding a human trafficking situation or if you are interested in learning more about the issue of human trafficking. The hotline is toll-free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Interpretative services are also available for non-English speaking callers. All callers may remain anonymous if necessary.

TO REPORT A TIP LOCALLY, CONTACT CRIME STOPPERS OF HOUSTON: 713-222-8477

All Crime Stoppers of Houston call-takers have been trained to handle human trafficking calls. All callers to this line remain anonymous. Cash rewards for credible tips are available. To learn more about Crime Stoppers of Houston visit, www.crime-stoppers.org

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
CALL: 1-866-DHS-2ICE (1-866-374-2433)

The Department of Homeland Security also offers a anti-human trafficking resource hotline for law enforcement agents to obtain assistance with investigation and identification of human trafficking.

BOOKS

Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes

Kelsey Timmerman

Girls Like Us

Rachel Lloyd

Somebody’s Daughter: The Hidden Story of America’s Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them

Julian Sher

The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter

Renting Lacy: A Story of America’s Prostituted Children

Linda Smith with Cindy Coloma

Lost Girls: A Sherry Moore Novel

George D. Shuman

Sex Trafficking Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

Siddharth Kara

To Plead Our Own Cause: Personal Stories by Today’s Slaves

Edited by Kevin Bales and Zoe Trodd

Globalization, Prostitution and Sex-Trafficking: Corporeal Politics

Elina Penttinen

A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery

E. Benjamin Skinner

FILMS

What I’ve Been Through is Not Who I Am

A documentary by ECPAT-USA and WITNESS created to educate policy makers about the protection and support that should be offered to young people who have been forced into prostitution. The film follows the story of a young woman, Katrina, who was coerced into prostitution as a teenager. Katrina describes years of abuse and exploitation and having been arrested many times, only to be released straight back to her pimp. Katrina’s story ends with hope as she accepted help, escaped her life of prostitution and is now a mentor to other young women and girls.

http://www.ecpatusa.org

Not My Life

A documentary that tells of the detriments of human trafficking on a global scale.

http://notmylife.org/

Indoctrinated: The Grooming of Our Children into Prostitution

A documentary about child sex trafficking in San Diego County. Indoctrinated uncovers the vastness of the child sex trafficking business and teaches parents and youth about the methods employed by pimps and gangs in order to recruit, groom, psychologically coerce, and indoctrinate victims into a life of sexual exploitation and violence.

http://www.indoctrinated.org

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

The first in a documentary trilogy, Nefarious exposes the unsettling trends in modern-day sex slavery. The film shows where slaves are sold, where they work, and where they are imprisoned. The documentary includes interviews with both victims and traffickers as well as expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders.

http://nefariousdocumentary.com

The Price of Sex

A documentary about young women in Eastern Europe who are lured into the sinister world of sex trafficking. Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova investigates this industry, filming undercover and exposing sex trafficking in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and the Middle East.

http://priceofsex.org