National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which is observed annually on Jan. 11.  Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain.

Human trafficking victims rarely come forward to seek help because of language barriers, fear of the traffickers, and/or fear of law enforcement. While there is no evidence that human traffickers are making use of Amtrak trains, we have worked closely with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Transportation to prepare educational materials for all of our employees so that we can be valuable partners in identifying and reporting potential cases.

As a passenger, you can also help identify and report potential cases of human trafficking. To understand the signs of human trafficking and to learn more about the Blue Campaign click here.  If you suspect that you are a witness to a crime of human trafficking, report it immediately to the Amtrak Police Department at 1-800-331-0008, send a text to APD 11 (27311) or call 911.