Human Trafficking Resources

“I learned that human trafficking isn’t always sex trafficking. And I learned that human trafficking can happen ANYWHERE.” 

-Darrin, 15 years old

Human Trafficking

Slavery doesn’t just occur in history books – it happens every day in our own communities. Human trafficking crimes continue to grow in the shadows of our society, and is one of the largest criminal industry in the world.

Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation and/or forced labor.

Million victims of forced labor/sex globally*

Victims in Texas*

Reported trafficking cases in US*

dollars are exploited from victims of labor trafficking in Texas.

billion dollars in costs to the state of Texas from minor and youth sex trafficking



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.

Request an Educational Consultation 

Are you doing research on human trafficking? Our Education Staff can help! Submit an Educational Consultation Request to this form. Continue scrolling down this page for links to reports and research about human trafficking

All requests must be submitted TWO WEEKS before project deadline.

View the latest Trafficking in Persons Report from the U.S. Department of State.


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


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.

Not My Life

A documentary that tells of the detriments of human trafficking on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.

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.

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.

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.

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