Force/Fraud/Coercion Indicators

  1. How did you get your job?
  2. How did you get into this country?
  3. Who brought you into this country?
  4. Did you come to this country for a specific job that you were promised?
  5. Who promised you this job?
  6. Were you forced to do different work?
  7. Who forced you into doing different work than what was promised?
  8. Was there some sort of work contract signed?
  9. Who organized your travel?
  10. How was payment for your travel handled?
  11. Are you getting paid to do your job?
  12. Do you actually receive payment or is your money being held for you?
  13. Do you owe your employer money?
  14. Are there records or receipts of what is owed to your employer/recruiter?
  15. Are there records/receipts of what was earned/paid to you?
  16. How were financial transactions handled?
  17. Are you in possession of your own legal (I.D.) documents? If not, why?
  18. Were you provided false documents or identification?
  19. Are you being made to do things that you do not want to do?

Physical Abuse Indicators

  1. Were you ever threatened with harm if you tried to leave?
  2. Did you ever witness any threats against other people if they tried to leave?
  3. Has your family been threatened?
  4. Do you know about any other person’s family ever being threaten
  5. Were you ever physically abused, or did you ever witness abuse against another person?
  6. What type of physical abuse did you witness?
  7. Were there any objects or weapons used in the physical abuse?
  8. Where are these objects or weapons located?
  9. Was knowledge of this abuse ever communicated to a person outside of this situation (e.g., police reports, domestic violence reports, hospital records, social service records)?
  10. Was anyone else ever abused or threatened with harm in your presence?
  11. How were medical problems handled, and who attended to them?

Sex Trafficking Indicators

  1. How did you get involved in the sex industry? Describe your understanding or expectations of what you would be doing?
  2. What did you actually end up doing in the sex industry?
  3. Has anyone taken pictures of you in compromising positions, then threatened to make the photos public if you don’t do what they say?
  4. Have you been raped/ forced to have sex with someone or perform other sexual acts?
  5. Has someone “encouraged” or forced you to have sex with their friend as a “favor” to them?
  6. Were you prostituted in your town, country, or other countries before entering the U.S.?
  7. If you were prostituted, describe the establishment (bar, strip club, massage parlor, etc) and location (ie. Rural, urban, island, military, entertainment strip, etc)
  8. At what age did you begin in the sex industry?

Lack of Freedom Indicators

  1. Is your freedom of movement restricted? How?
  2. Can you leave your job or situation if you want?
  3. Do you live and work in the same place?
  4. What were the conditions under which you were left unattended?
  5. Were there instances of physical restriction through locks, chains, etc.?
  6. Where are the locks used and who has the keys to them?
  7. How was movement in public places handled (e.g., car, van, bus, subway)?
  8. Who supervised your movement in public places?
  9. How was the purchase of private goods and services handled (e.g., medicines, prescriptions)?
  10. Do you have any access to media (t.v., radio, phone, etc) Specifically?

Psychological Indicators

Behavioral Indicators:
  1. Are you afraid of anyone? Who?
  2. Why are you afraid of them?
  3. What would you like to see happen to the people who hurt you (e.g., jail, deportation)?
  4. How do you feel about the police? Why?
Environmental Indicators:
  1. Where do you live/eat/sleep?
  2. Where do the alleged perpetrators live/eat/sleep?
  3. Are the living conditions between the two very different (good vs. bad)?

Indicators for Child Victims of Human Trafficking

  1. Are you currently in school? When was the last time you were in school?
  2. Describe where you live and sleep. What are the conditions like? How many people do you share living space with?
  3. Do you work? What kind of work do you do? How many hours a day do you work?
  4. Where are you parents? When did you last see them? Why do you no longer live with them?

Screening Providers

  • Catholic Charities, Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking
    Louisville, KY
  • Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center
    Lexington, KY
  • Women’s Crisis Center
    Covington, KY
  • Western KY Refugee Mutual Assistance
    Bowling Green, KY
  • Adanta Regional Victim Services Program
    Somerset, KY