brochures and links with information about how to help


With proper awareness, parents can begin to understand the warning signs and help their children avoid behavior, people, and places that could lead to exploitation and abuse.

read brochure

Teen Education and Awareness

Teens can make a difference by understanding the issue, recognizing the warning signs and knowing how to seek help.

read brochure

Educators and Administrators

Schools can work in partnership with student leaders to initiate school-wide awareness and prevention and intervention activities to help make their communities safer.

read brochure

Health Care Providers

Health care providers are one of the few groups of professionals who interact with victims while they are still under the control of their abuser or the person profiting from their abuse.

read brochure

Mental Health Providers

With increased knowledge and new screening tools and intervention strategies, you can ask the right questions and help your clients avoid further exploitation and abuse.

read brochure

Child Protective Services

CPS can take a lead role in developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with potential sex trafficking related referral sources, law enforcement officials and with professional agencies that provide physical and mental health evaluation and treatment.

read brochure

Emergency Medical Services Providers

EMS providers must recognize that sex trafficking exists in their community and understand they are on the frontline and through proper intervention, could aid in victim rescue and ultimate recovery.

read brochure

Adult Probation Officers

Probation Officers supervise adult criminal offenders in their community settings, and can play a critical role in identifying victims of human trafficking, as well as those victimizers (traffickers/pimps) seeking to exploit others for profit.

read brochure

Parole Officers

With proper training, Parole Officers can begin to identify victims and help them receive the services they need to exit the life of prostitution.

read brochure

The Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR) is in the School of Social Work, within the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University.  The STIR office, opened in the Spring of 2013, is staffed by academics, researchers and law enforcement community research partners.

The goal of the STIR office is to be a central source of research on domestic sex trafficking which will inform the decisions made by those who contact victims and perpetrators of sex trafficking including law enforcement and prosecutors, educators, medical services and social services.

Research disseminated from the STIR office has and will continue to significantly contribute to the knowledge base about sex trafficking by introducing innovative research methodologies and unique partnerships in the development of new knowledge.

Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR)


resources available throughout Arizona


the latest studies about sex trafficking in Arizona


add an agency resource, view upcoming trainings and events