To support local, state, national, and international efforts to combat human trafficking, the United Way Worldwide Center to Combat Human Trafficking and UPS have teamed up to advance anti-human trafficking efforts across the global United Way network.
United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) is leading the work against human trafficking by expanding opportunities to volunteer, sponsoring a state-wide coalition, and making funds available to organizations supporting victims and survivors of human trafficking in Nevada.
Together, we will work to end human trafficking in our community and help victims and survivors build a new path to a brighter future.
The report features work being done by the Nevada Policy Council on Human Trafficking, an advocacy coalition convened by ImpactNV and UWSN.
highest number of human trafficking cases reported in the US in 2019
the calls received by the National Human Trafficking Hotline in Nevada involved sex trafficking
child sex trafficking victims in Nevada
total adult victims in the Silver State each year
Taking Action on Human Trafficking
To make progress on reducing human trafficking, everyone in the community must be educated on how to support victims and survivors of human trafficking. Taxi drivers, bus drivers, bartenders, social workers, cashiers, gaming professionals, hospitality teams, mall employees, teachers, and other school staff all have a role to play in the fight against human trafficking.
However, it is important to support victims and survivors without directly intervening in cases of suspected human trafficking.
If you suspect a friend or community member might be a victim of trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text BEFREE to 233-733.
Members of the public can also follow the Facebook page of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force.
If you need a safe place to go right now, you can walk into any Terrible Herbst convenience store, City of Las Vegas Fire Station, Las Vegas-Clark County Library, Henderson Library, or get onto any Regional Transportation Commission bus, ask for a safe place, and you will receive immediate help.
The Resources and Integration for Survivor Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) program provides intensive and comprehensive services to victims of all forms of human trafficking and exploitation in Southern Nevada. To learn more, or to access services, call 702-385-2153.
The Survivor Alliance helps survivors of slavery and human trafficking build sustainable survivor communities that enable survivors to thrive.
For Nonprofit Organizations & Agencies
Click here to review training materials on how to recognize, empower, and advocate for victims of human trafficking.
Southern Nevada Programs and Services
Explore the map below to learn about support for victims and survivors of human trafficking in the Las Vegas valley.
Local, State, & National Information on Human Trafficking
- Nevada Attorney General’s Office Resource Page on Human Trafficking
- The McCain Institute is leading the fight against human trafficking. Visit their website for more information, research, and reports.
- Access Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Resource Guide for Social Service Providers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s directory of services available to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals, as well as federal benefits broken down by agency.
- Visit the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) services and task forces map, which offers information about DOJ-funded human trafficking programs and task forces with whom you can network.
- U.S. Department of State annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which ranks countries based on their anti-trafficking efforts.
- Search the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Online Directory of Crime Victim Services, an online database designed to help service providers and individuals locate victim services in the United States and other countries.
- Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center – Operated by the Office for Victims of Crime, the Center provides free coaching, mentoring, and a resource library for organizations and federally recognized tribes looking to start, sustain, or grow their anti-trafficking work.
- Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children. SHI publishes state report cards on existing legal protections for child sex trafficking victims.