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Human Trafficking

Attorney General Human Trafficking Initiative

Around the country, and right here in Michigan, men, women and children are forced into prostitution, domestic servitude and other labor for little or no pay. Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery and is a large and growing criminal industry worldwide.

The Michigan Attorney General is leading the fight against this horrific crime by prosecuting the state's first-ever criminal cases under state law banning human trafficking in Michigan.

Victims of human trafficking are in bondage through force, fraud or coercion, for the purpose of sex or labor exploitation.

Our children are especially at risk, a staggering number of human trafficking cases involve the sexual exploitation of a child. The Attorney General, as the top law enforcement officer in Michigan, remains dedicated to protecting our children and upholding our Constitution to guarantee fundamental freedom for all.

My office has worked aggressively with law enforcement task forces to ferret out modern day slavers and put an end to their trade. Attorneys from the office also conduct trainings for law enforcement and prosecutors and works with community members and advocates to raise awareness of this despicable crime.

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Report Human Trafficking

If you are a victim of human trafficking or have identified someone you think may need help, please contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at: 888-373-7888, or text 233733. 

This is a national, toll-free hotline, is available to answer calls, texts, and chats from anywhere in the country, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, every day of the year.

All calls are confidential.

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Identify Human Trafficking

If you suspect something is wrong, ask yourself these questions:

  • Are there bruises or other signs of physical abuse?
  • Are there signs of psychological abuse?
  • Is the person submissive or fearful?
  • Is the person being controlled?
  • Is the person being deprived of food, water, sleep, medical care, or other life necessities?

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