Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family




  • Running away/couch surfing 
  • Sudden possession of expensive clothing, purses or electronics 
  • Sudden change in dress/appearance 
  • Surprising change in friendships/ relationships 
  • Uncharacteristically promiscuous behavior 
  • Signs of physical abuse 
  • Sexually transmitted infection/disease 
  • Use of terminology like “the game,” “the life,” “daddy,” “manager,” “trick” 
  • Presence of, or reference to, older boyfriend 
  • Gang affiliation
Prevention Strategies
  • Know the warning signs
  • Become educated on the social networks and “apps” your child uses
  • Monitor your child’s online friends and relationships
  • Discourage posting “selfies”
  • Turn off Geo-location features for all media sources
  • Consider establishing a technology contract and utilizing technology monitoring programs
Human Trafficking Indicator Card

Human Trafficking is defined as  the recruitment, harboring, transportation, 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 or slavery


Indicator Card for First Responders

Victims of human trafficking may look like many of the people you help. Recognizing the combined signs will help you accurately alert local or federal authorities for investigation. For a victim of trafficking, this may save a life.


Additional Arizona Resources

Arizona Attorney General

The Attorney General is coordinating strategies to stop human trafficking, train law enforcement, and creating awareness to improve overall public safety.

ASU School of Social Work

ASU School of Social Work provides innovative research on domestic sex trafficking, prevention and awareness, intervention, and treatment.

City of Phoenix

The Human Trafficking Task Force implemented by the City of Phoenix is dedicated to developing a sustainable plan to set Phoenix apart as a leader in combating human trafficking.

Sex Trafficking Help

A resource provided by Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR) at the ASU School of Social Work. connects those who have been trafficked, and those who care for them, to resources in Arizona.

The McCain Institute

The McCain Institute continues to develop opportunities to raise public awareness about human trafficking, support new programs, address public conferences, and press for improvement in fighting human trafficking worldwide.

TRUST Training and Resources to Stop Human Sex Trafficking

Resources to increase awareness of human trafficking as it relates to Arizona children

Additional National Resources

Blue Campaign

The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking.

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.

Jubilee Project

Jubilee Project exists to tell stories that inspire change.


The mtvU Against Our Will amplifies America's college students' efforts to end modern-day slavery in the U.S., and empowers them to learn more and get involved.

Nursery Rhymes & Daddies

If you see something, say something!

To Report Suspected Human Trafficking, Call 1.888.373.7888

Shared Hope International

Shared Hope International is dedicated to bringing an end to sex trafficking through training, awareness and collaboration. 

The National Institute of Medicine and National Research Council

The National Institute of Medicine and National Research Council

Truckers Against Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking is a non-profit organization that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize the trucking industry to fight human trafficking


Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking

The handbook provides policies, protocols and forms for incorporating child trafficking identification and response mechanisms into state and private child welfare systems.

Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services to Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States

The (Plan) is part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to combat human trafficking.

Human Trafficking in America's Schools

This guide provides an introduction of human trafficking for educators.  The guide discusses risk factors, indicators of human trafficking, the impact on the learning environment, school protocols, and resources for school staff.

Meeting the Legal Needs of Child Victims: An Introduction for Children's Attorneys and Advocates

A guide for legal advocates discussing the unique and multi-dimensional issues and remedies which are often present in human trafficking cases.