Sex Trafficking Story | Child Sex Trafficking

August 1, 2015
National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

An attorney called the National Human Trafficking Hotline in search of specialized mental health resources for survivors of human trafficking. Her client, Vanessa, was forced into commercial sex when she was a minor. Vanessa’s case was under investigation,and her attorney noticed the toll it was taking on her. Vanessa reported experiencing severe trauma and her condition was exacerbated as a result of her involvement with the investigation. Vanessa’s lawyer felt her client was re-traumatized and believed she urgently needed intensive psychiatric care . The National Hotline connected the caller to a local anti-trafficking provider to help Vanessa access specialized mental health services for survivors of trauma.

Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics


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

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