NCFY Reports

What are Some Signs that a Young Person May Be a Victim of Trafficking?

(Note: This list is not exhaustive.)

  • No identification or fake identification
  • Bruises and other physical signs of abuse (or covering up abuse with too much clothing)
  • Evidence that time or schedule is being controlled
  • Evidence that movement is being controlled or restricted
  • Living on or near job location
  • No money or control over spending
  • Cut off from family
  • Isolated from friends or other social network
  • Gaps in life story
  • Paranoia or hypervigilance
  • Mistrustful, particularly of law enforcement
  • Aggressive, destructive behavior
  • Malnourished
  • Untreated health and dental problems


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