National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

About National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

In 2010 President Barack Obama designated January as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. It was established with the intention of re-dedicating ourselves to preventing and ending human trafficking – in all its forms. 

During January, we collectively pause to acknowledge the impact to communities around the world, including our own. We stand with survivors, allied individuals and agencies from every discipline and commit to building a future where generations to come may thrive free from exploitation.

This January – will you join us in starting this year with a commitment to informed action in 2024?

You can begin today! See below for resources you can use throughout this year.

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Digital Toolkit

The 2024  Human Trafficking Prevention Month Toolkit inspires individuals, agencies, tribes and communities to consider ways to raise awareness and take action during January and all year-around! 

Five Ways to Take Action

1.    Engage Your Community

  • Take a Step Against Trafficking –  Host a 5K Run-Walk culminating in an event that highlights local resources and collective action!
  • Raise Funds for Survivor Needs –  Give back locally by partnering with a local service provider to  raise funds. Check out our CA Service Provider directory to get started! 
  • Issue a Community Wide Proclamation – Engage your local city officials and your county’s board of supervisors to raise awareness. Download PACT’s Customizable Template to get started.

2.    Send an Email or Video Message

  • Announce National Human Trafficking Prevention Month with an email to your staff and partners, or share a recorded video message. 
  • Consider sharing on January 11, designated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
  •  Download  PACT’S Email Template to customize and share.

3.    Post on Social Media

We made it easy for you! Just download PACT’s  “Social Media Posting Content” list to use our captions and links, or get inspiration to develop your own; sharing out local resources and reliable data.

4.    Host or Attend a Training

Educate youth and providers about human trafficking! 

5.    Screen a Film

Inspire deeper learning by screening a film, followed by a panel of key experts or facilitated discussion. Be prepared by viewing films in advance. Anticipate questions and share potential action steps.

Click on Film Titles for More Info:

California’s Forgotten Children | Sex and Money | Sex Trafficking in America | I Am Jane Doe | Boys | I Am All Girls | Lost Girls | Stopping Traffic | Dark Side of Chocolate | Black Gold | Ghost Fleet | Sextortion | Food Chains | Fruits Of Labor

Additional Resources

National Human Trafficking Hotline

24-Hour Hotline & Tip Line: (888) 373-7888 | BeFree Textline Text “BeFree” (233733)

The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls, texts, and live chats from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in more than 200 languages.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-843-5678 |

NCMEC is the nation’s largest and most influential child protection organization, leading the fight to protect children and creating resources for them and the people who keep them safe.

The Preventing and Addressing Child Trafficking Project

PACT Preventing and Addressing Child Trafficking (PACT) supports a collaborative platform for county child welfare agencies to address and prevent child sex and labor trafficking through a peer support network. Visit the PACT Website to learn more about our work or the National Human Trafficking Prevention Month Page for available resources.

Calendar of Events

Check out PACT’s Statewide event calendar for learning opportunities all month long!  Be sure to register for  “A Reclamation” a live art event on January 31st, featuring the voice of lived experience and PACT’s Consultant Network and the CSEC Action Team’s Survivor Advisory Board