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STOP Trafficking

The HSI S.T.O.P. Trafficking initiative strives to mitigate human trafficking through strategic engagement with industries that are associated with or could be high risk for human trafficking. The initiative, which was the first of HSI’s agency-wide Strategic Targeted Outreach Program (S.T.O.P.) outreach campaign, provides industry-specific typologies and red flag indicators to legitimate business sectors to enhance their capacity to recognize and report potential instances of human trafficking. By implementing this focused outreach strategy, HSI hopes to minimize the number of human trafficking victims or cases that will go unreported and to increase the quantity of leads referred to HSI and its partners for investigation. This will in turn lead to the identification and rescue of more victims of human trafficking and to the disruption and dismantlement of trafficking networks.

Updated: 01/07/2021