Sex trafficking occurs when people are forced or coerced into the commercial sex trade against their will. Child sex trafficking includes any child involved in commercial sex. Sex traffickers frequently target vulnerable people with histories of abuse and then use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage, or other forms of control and manipulation to keep victims involved in the sex industry.

This episode talks about the state of Sex Trafficking in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This episode also features Spoken Word Poet “Melissa Blue” performing her poem “Numb.”

Human Trafficking Resources:

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733)

·         To report a tip;
·         To connect with anti-trafficking services in your area; or,
·         To request general information or specific anti-trafficking resources.

Llama la línea gratuita y confidencial 1-888-373-7888 o mande un texto 233733:

·         Denunciar casos de trata;
·         Conectarse con servicios en su localidad;
·         Pedir información o recursos en español sobre la trata de personas y la esclavitud moderna

Child Trafficking Fact Sheet for Schools (from the U.S. Department of Education) (pdf)

Human Trafficking Assessment for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Programs (from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center) (pdf)