National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Labor Trafficking Toolkit

Resource Overview: This toolkit is an easy-to-use resource for transit agencies, transit associations, and Departments of Transportation to use to communicate recognition of, awareness of and reporting techniques for labor trafficking, an under-recognized problem. The Department of Homeland Security defines labor trafficking as forced labor which occurs when individuals are compelled against their will to provide work or service through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. The State Legislature Auditor for Louisiana reported, “because Louisiana has focused most of its efforts on sex trafficking, awareness of the problem of labor trafficking and efforts to address it are lacking.” This is true for most states and communities across the Nation. Labor Trafficking Toolkit provides the following. Several resources are translated into Spanish and Simple Chinese.

  • Pre-packaged 60-minute slide deck presentation, speaker notes, evaluation and suggestions for setting up a labor trafficking awareness training or conference session
  • Two animated videos :60sec and :90sec
  • Pocket card
  • Digital messaging for vehicles/kiosks
  • Social media messaging
  • QR code
  • Infographic
  • Posters and flyers

Target Audience: Transit agencies, National/State Transit Associations, Departments of Transportation can benefit from exploring and using this toolkit to train employees and inform the public.

What are Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Trafficking?


Human Trafficking is a crime against adults and children of any gender or gender identity, race, or nationality. 


Forced Labor and domestic servitude, also known as labor trafficking, can be found in different industries.


National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

About Us

This website and the resources it houses were developed through a grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The grant project team includes the Texas Transportation Institute, the Southwest Transit Association and the Community Transportation Association of America. The team was funded to develop a program of Interactive Learning Resources and Guidance for Improving Crime Prevention and Safety for the Public and Transit Employees in response to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Crime Prevention and Public Safety grant program (FTA-2019-007-TSO).