The U.S. Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as involving the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide.
APTA members and federal partners are involved in fighting human trafficking, and some of their efforts can be found below:
USDOT FTA’s Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative, along with the APTA supported USDOT Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking Initiative (1/28/2020)
To report suspected human trafficking to US Federal law enforcement: 1-866-347-2423
To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)