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May 2018

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Hope for Millions of Men, Women and Children

When courageous people step forward and seek accountability through our system of civil justice, good things happen. Manufacturers make safer products. Health care providers improve care. Employers create safer working conditions. Now the brave survivors of human trafficking are turning to the civil justice system for accountability, as you will read in this month’s newsletter. Their victories against the perpetrators of these crimes could someday help end a form of modern-day slavery that has ensnared millions of men, women and children around the world.

Attorneys Fight Human Trafficking with Civil Litigation

Trafficking Victim

MYTH: Human trafficking in the U.S. involves only foreign nationals or immigrants. FACT: Thousands of American citizens, including children, are victims too.

MYTH: Victims of human trafficking will immediately ask for help and identify themselves. FACT: For many reasons, including threats and intimidation, victims tend not to come forward without support.

MYTH: The only way to stop human trafficking is through criminal prosecution. FACT: Attorneys are helping the victims of human trafficking by holding the perpetrators accountable for their crimes through civil litigation.

BY THE NUMBERS

8,500 in U.S.

Over 8,500 cases of human trafficking were reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline in 2017.
 

VIDEO BOOKMARK

Human Trafficking Is All Around You

Journalist Noy Thrupkaew explains how some everyday bargains depend on people who are bought and sold.


THE DOCKET

BRIDGE TO JUSTICE

The Human Trafficking Legal Center helps train attorneys to fight for the survivors of human trafficking in civil court.

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