Fighting Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

The Office of the Attorney General is the leading agency in Kentucky's fight against human trafficking.  Human trafficking is the forced exploitation of someone for labor or sex, and trafficking oppresses adults and children of all races, genders, ages, occupations, and backgrounds.  The Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution (TAPP) handles human trafficking cases and assists local law enforcement with resources in an effort to stop human trafficking in the Commonwealth.


Signs of Human Trafficking

A victim of human trafficking:

  • May show signs of physical or mental abuse
  • May not have control over their own money, ID, or personal possessions
  • May not be able to speak on their own behalf or unable to leave on their own
  • May appear to be fearful or submissive
  • May not know what city or state they are in, or where they are living
  • May work excessively long hours

Your Eyes Save Lives

In January 2021, Attorney General Cameron's Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution launched a statewide human trafficking awareness campaign, "Your Eyes Save Lives." The campaign combats human trafficking by raising awareness of the signs of human trafficking and empowers citizens, law enforcement, and community leaders to report suspected trafficking.


Funded by a grant from the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), the initiative complements the passage of House Bill 2 by the General Assembly during the 2020 Legislative session, which armed the Attorney General's office with new ways to crack down on human trafficking. The new law, which took effect on July 15, 2020, makes it easier for the Attorney General to prosecute traffickers and aids the office in raising awareness about human trafficking by requiring airports, truck stops, bus stations, and train stations to post signs displaying the National Human Trafficking Hotline number.

Learn more about the campaign by visiting YourEyesSaveLives.ky.gov.

Request a Training

The Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution offers trainings on how to recognize the signs of and report human trafficking. For more information or to schedule a training, contact the Office of the Attorney General at (502) 696-5300. 

Resources

Kentucky Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force brochure on human trafficking

National Human Trafficking Hotline
888-373-7888

National Organization for Victim Assistance
800-TRY-NOVA

​​Human Trafficking Awareness Posters

Consistent with the latest human trafficking research, TAPP has made updates to the Human Trafficking Awareness Posters by including emergency contact information that states, "In an Emergency, Call 911."

Previously printed Human Trafficking Awareness Posters can be updated by downloading and printing 911 stickers. To download the sticker template, click here. Stickers should be printed using an Avery 5440  template.  

To print Human Trafficking Awareness Posters that include the updated emergency contact information, click here