National Numbers

If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

To report the sexual exploitation of a child, call the toll-free National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Texas Abuse/Neglect Hotline:

1-800-252-5400

Available 24/7 and confidential.

Reference Links

Articles & Information on Human Sex Trafficking

Trafficking Vs. Prostitution

Prevention & Awareness

What is Human Trafficking?

Know the Lingo

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Human Trafficking really an issue in Texas?

Yes. According to a 2016 University of Texas study, an estimated 79,000 minors and youth are victims of commercial exploitation through sex trafficking in Texas each year.  The epidemic is statewide and touches all socio-economic levels and communities. 

Is sex trafficking different from prostitution?

When statistics show that the majority of women in prostitution were forced, coerced, or lured before the age of 18, it’s difficult to ever want to make the assumption that a woman chose the life for herself. Instead, it is safer to assume that women are trafficked into prostitution.