Many statistics, relevant information and received reports come through the National Human Trafficking Hotline and Polaris Be Free Textline.12 The organization is partially funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and operated by Polaris, a non-profit agency. Hotline (1-888-373-7888). HHS reports that 240,000 to 325,000 children are at risk for sexual exploitation. According to the Reclaim 611 organization, founded in 2017 as a non-profit site to assist in ending human trafficking, there are 5,534 hospitals in the United States and less than 5% are trained to recognize human trafficking victims.30,31
Some videos are available on the internet depicting news stories or statistics about trafficking that are beneficial in understanding the problems. A recent documentary film was produced by After Eden Pictures, titled “8 Days” depicting the life of a 16-year old trafficking victim. Originally on Netflix, the film can be found on multiple streaming devices. Mr. Jaco Boyeens, the film’s director, was interviewed on an August, 2019 newscast speaking about why he became involved in helping trafficking victims. The organization associated with Mr. Boyens is sharetogethernow.org.