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Human Trafficking – What Can You Do?

What Can You Do?

  1. LEARN! Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim.
  2. TAKE ACTION! Report suspicious incidents. Call 211, the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888) or go online to to report a tip (you can do so anonymously).
  3. BE A CONSCIENTIOUS CONSUMER. Buy fair trade, slave free products when possible. Discover your Slavery Footprint at and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.
  4. JOIN A COALITION or TASK FORCE. The Contra Costa County Zero Tolerance for Human Trafficking Coalition meets quarterly to continue learning about human trafficking, share best practices and resources, collaborate and connect. E-mail Susan Woodhouse at to join.
  5. PASS IT ON! Tell everyone you know about what you learned. Host an awareness event, screen and discuss a human trafficking documentary or start a social justice/human rights book club and read one or more books about human trafficking.

Get Involved

Request a Training
The Zero Tolerance for Human Trafficking Coalition offers technical assistance and training. In an attempt to streamline accurate, clear and unified information on human trafficking, Contra Costa County’s Zero Tolerance for Human Trafficking Coalition developed a Human Trafficking 101 curriculum that provides relevant and focused information on:

  • Identification
  • Indicator Signs
  • Trauma Informed Interventions

Looking to host a Human Trafficking 101 training? Fill out a request for training form.

Become a Trainer
Contra Costa Human Trafficking Coalition offers a “Train the Trainer” course for individuals who have already taken Human Trafficking 101. As the Contra Costa County Zero Tolerance for Human Trafficking Coalition receives requests for training, certified trainers are called upon to meet community training requests and needs. Certified trainers may also train their own organizations, communities and networks using the certified curriculum as long as trainings are reported to the Zero Tolerance for Human Trafficking Coalition. If interested please contact Alex Madsen at

Contact Us
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