Human Trafficking

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Come to our Empower 2018 Conference!

Our Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative is hosting a conference, Empower 2018, with Michigan Abolitionist Project on May 31st!

This conference will stretch beyond the basics of trauma-informed care and human trafficking. It will offer insight from various survivors and providers, providing useful tools for better serving human trafficking survivors on their journey to healing.

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Our Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative is a federally funded program with the goal of investigation and prosecuting all forms of human trafficking crimes while providing comprehensive services to victims and survivors.
In collaboration with the Michigan State Police, we have created a taskforce called the Joint Anti-Trafficking Taskforce (JATT) with the goal of developing a multidisciplinary human trafficking task force that implements trauma-informed, victim-centered, collaborative, and sustainable approaches to:
  • Identify victims of all types of human trafficking within specific geographic areas.
  • Investigate and prosecute sex trafficking and labor trafficking cases.
  • Address the indiviualized needs of victims through the provision of a comprehensive array of quality services.

Our Partners

We fight human trafficking by partnering with local, state, and federal law enforcement, victim service agencies, and other service providers:
Southeast Michigan Trafficking and Exploitation Crimes Task Force
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
US Attorney's Office for Eastern District of Michigan
Federal Bureau of Investigation

What We Do

Awareness Initiatives
The Salvation Army raises awareness of the injustices of human trafficking by partnering with local coalitions. Through prevention activities and our work to reduce demand for forced labor and commercial sex, we prevent future crimes. We also help rescue and restore current victims by improving the identification and prosecution of local traffickers.
Comprehensive Care
We give ongoing care to those escaping the life of human trafficking.
Along with the immediate needs of shelter, transportation, food, and clothing, we address physical and psychological trauma through a variety of services.
A Legacy of Justice
For more than two centuries, The Salvation Army has stood firmly behind women and children subjected to organized commercial sexual exploitation. In the 1800s, we pioneered an undercover sex trafficking investigation, which directly shaped the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885. By 1900, The Salvation Army had created over 100 "rescue homes" throughout London to help those fleeing prostitution. Over a century later, we remain fully committed to abolishing the sex trade from every corner of the world.

Together we can fight trafficking throughout Detroit. The first step is education. Use the resources below to find out what is going on in our world, in our country, in our state, and in our own communities. What can you do about it?  Support the fight against human trafficking through a financial gift, or give up some your time to educate others, help keeps kids safe in after school programs, and so much more.  Prevent.  Rescue.  Restore.


UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

FBI Human Trafficking Investigation

International website for TSA Human Trafficking

Know the Signs of Human Trafficking