Human trafficking is defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 as the "recruitment, harboring, transporting, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, slavery or forced commercial sex acts." According to the Polaris Project, it is estimated that there are 100,000 children in the sex trade in the United States each year and as many as 20,000 people are believed to be trafficked each year within the US borders. Human trafficking is the 2nd most prevalent organized crime activity in the world just after drugs and tied with illegal arms trafficking.
Texas Department of Public Safety April 2014 Report - Assessing the Threat of Human Trafficking in Texas.
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Christian Life Commission - Human Trafficking
World Relief Fort Worth
We are Cherished - Reaching Out to Women in the Sex Industry
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Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
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Letot Center Safe House for Exploited Women
Human Trafficking Search
International Rescue Committee - Dallas