Mores than 14,000 calls were made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Human trafficking is also known as modern-day slavery. Victims are more likely to be African American than other ethnicities. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice reported that 62% of Human trafficking suspects, including both children and adults, are African American. Additionally, African American children make up 52% of all juvenile prostitution arrests. In many instances, these children are not prostitutes. They are victims.
Human Trafficking is a dark industry that abuses and exploits women of all ages. When a woman is rescued from a trafficker, she is left with many years of past trauma and oftentimes, substance abuse issues. Per the FBI, 59 percent of all juvenile prostitution arrests involve African-Americans. With law enforcement more likely to see a Black sex trafficking victim as a prostitute and not as someone needing help. If you or someone you know is being trafficked please contact our organization for resources.
Warning signs that an individual is being trafficked:
The Dock Ellis Foundation is here to help you take control of your life. We have the tools and friends you need to take the first steps towards leaving sex trafficking.
Our staff and volunteers are with you every step of the way. The next phase of your life can be scary, but with our help, it can also be empowering.
The Dock Ellis Foundation can help get you out of the life of prostitution so you can build the life you want.
The Dock Ellis Foundation serves women, teens and children. For information about services near you, please visit The Polaris Project.