REACHING MORE THAN 250,000 YOUTH IN 3 COUNTRIES, WE ARE THE LEADER IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
EVERY day across the globe, young people are being exploited and trafficked for the purpose of commercial sex. According to the U.S Department of Justice, human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world and is continuing to grow at an exponential rate.
Protect Yourself, Your Friends and Your Community
Know the Patterns of Trafficking
Victims can be from any ethnicity, social or economic group, gender, or level of academic achievement.
LEARN THE TYPE OF TEENS THEY TARGET
ONCE A TEEN IS TARGETED, THEIR PROCESS BEGINS:
Traffickers are searching for young people to target.
Traffickers find teens via:
- Social media
- Shopping malls
- Bus stops
- Through friends
Traffickers relate to young people and oftentimes seem “too good to be true.”
Trafficker manipulation techniques:
- Pretend to be boyfriends or girlfriends
- Buy presents
- Treat their intended victims very well
- Listen and act interested in their lives
- Lie and manipulate
Traffickers trick or control young people into staying in the lifestyle.
These methods could be:
- False love
- Threats of violence
- Physical violence
Who We Are
Empowering Youth to End Human Trafficking
Just Ask Prevention is an initiative of Anti-Trafficking International (ATI), a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization based in McLean, VA focused on ending human trafficking in the United States and around the world. Just Ask delivers a variety of products and services for students to counter trafficking through education, prevention, and intervention.
Our greatest asset in the fight against human trafficking is you and the members of your community. However, the only way you will be effective in helping to end human trafficking is by being able to identify the signs and patterns of trafficker abuse so that you can report them. Victims can be difficult to identify, and you could even have a victim in your own home.
Acts You Can Take to End Trafficking
There Are All Sorts of Ways You Can Help
We partner with other anti-human trafficking organizations and task forces to provide helpful resources. Check out some of our tool kits that we developed so teens can counter trafficking. Help educate others to recognize the signs.
The Just Ask Prevention Student Advisory Council (SAC) strengthens the voices of youth and enhances awareness of teen sex trafficking. We promote projects that are youth-driven and fit within the current priorities of the organization. Consider becoming a member today.
Human trafficking can be difficult to identify if you are unfamiliar with the crime. We teach what to look for and how to deal with the situation once it is identified. From assisting with events, to providing curriculum and materials, we also partner with schools and other anti-human trafficking organizations.
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