There are many resources to help our community grow in their understanding of human trafficking. We have included some of the best resources that we have found. Please browse this page and expand your knowledge.
Tennessee human trafficking hotline: 855-558-6484
Organizations we recommend checking out and supporting:
It has to stop: https://ithastostop.com.
The Polaris Project: https://polarisproject.org
Shared Hope International: https://sharedhope.org
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation: https://www.tn.gov/tbi.html
Global Centurion Foundation: https://www.globalcenturion.org
Documentaries that we recommend watching:
I am Jane Doe
"Called “a gripping legal thriller” (Esquire); “a powerful call to action” (The Los Angeles Times); “viscerally emotional” (The Washington Post), I Am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the classified advertising website that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of other mothers, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer."
find out more here: https://www.iamjanedoefilm.com/the-film/
In Plain Sight
"Envisioned and developed by Awaken Media, In Plain Sight seeks to raise awareness of the thousands of women and children who are forced, coerced, or deceived into the commercial sex trade each year in the United States. Through the mediums of a documentary film, study guide, and accompanying benefit music album, we open the eyes of the average American to what’s happening “in plain sight” – the exploitation of thousands of people in their own communities without them even being aware. Most Americans are completely oblivious to the fact that thousands of women and children are enslaved within their own communities. This isn’t limited to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. We’re talking about cities across America – from Sacramento to Little Rock to Baltimore – where the unthinkable is happening 'in plain sight.'"