brochures and links with information about how to help
The organizations and government agencies below are dedicated to informing the public about sex trafficking.
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.
Teen Education and Awareness
Teens can make a difference by understanding the issue, recognizing the warning signs and knowing how to seek help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With proper training, Parole Officers can begin to identify victims and help them receive the services they need to exit the life of prostitution.
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.