AISD Plan for Awareness of Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transporting, or procurement of a person for labor or services for the purpose of involuntary servitude, slavery, or forced commercial sex acts. While human trafficking is a global problem, it is also a Texas problem. School-aged children are vulnerable to the manipulation and exploitation tactics of traffickers. Unfortunately, law enforcement has confirmed cases of trafficking occurring on school grounds, at school events, and even carried out by classmates.
Traffickers are brutal, and victims are often subjected to serious, life-altering manipulation, and control through the use of threats of violence, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, and withholding of basic necessities. Many children do continue to attend school while being trafficked, and as such, are in contact with school personnel on a regular basis.
All individuals are required to report suspected abuse or neglect. Professionals, including teachers, nurses, and school counselors are required to report suspected abuse or neglect within 48 hours. If a student discloses being a victim of human trafficking or has information related to another student being involved in human trafficking, the educator will respond using the AISD Human Trafficking Protocol.
To Report Human Trafficking, Call 1-888-373-7888
BECAUSE NO CHILD'S LIFE SHOULD BE FOR SALE
Statistics provided by United Against Human Trafficking at https://uaht.org/human-trafficking/