Confidentiality Policy

The National Human Trafficking Hotline strives to abide by the highest ethical standards regarding confidentiality. All communication with the hotline is strictly confidential to the extent permitted by law.

The Trafficking Hotline does not release any identifying information about a caller, including to law enforcement or service providers, and will not confirm that a specific individual has/has not called the hotline, unless the caller provides the Trafficking Hotline with his/her explicit consent. The Trafficking Hotline will inform the appropriate authorities of situations that reference the suspected abuse of a minor, potential harm to you or others, or situations where the Trafficking Hotline is required by law to report.

You do not need to provide your name or any identifying details about your situation unless you are comfortable doing so. If you wish to report a tip anonymously, the Trafficking Hotline will protect your anonymity when sharing information about a potential trafficking case with appropriate authorities. 

The Trafficking Hotline does not record hotline calls. The Trafficking Hotline will use caller ID in rare circumstances when it is believed that the caller is in imminent danger and this information is necessary to ensure his/her immediate safety.

Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics


signals were received by the Hotline in 2021. Includes calls, texts, and online chats and tips.

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