Pennsylvania Clearinghouse On Human Trafficking
The Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services has created this site as an information portal to share and coordinate statewide efforts to combat human trafficking. On this site you will find information on state and federal efforts to combat trafficking, trainings on trafficking, and resources for victims and survivors.
According to the Department of Justice, human trafficking is a crime that involves compelling or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in commercial sexual acts. The coercion can be real or perceived, physical or psychological. For more information, please see the Department of Justice's webpage on human trafficking.
SEXUAL EXPLOITATON OF CHILDREN
The PA Office of Victim Advocate – in collaboration with partners at Mission Kids Children's Advocacy Center and Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation – has launched a statewide campaign focused on awareness and prevention of sexual exploitation of children.
If you are looking for immediate help, or want to report a human trafficking tip, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.