The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign provides free videos and resources to help employees identify instances of human trafficking. While these individuals can appear in any community or location, truck stops, travel centers and gas stations near highways tend to see frequent use by traffickers and their victims. Longer hours of operation, public restrooms and ease of access increase the likelihood that convenience stores can help victims of human trafficking. Post materials in rest rooms or near doors that provide victims with phone numbers they can call to get help as well as in employee breakrooms and offices to promote awareness.
This guide is to inform front line convenience retail employees about human trafficking and the indicators that may help them recognize a potential victim while on the job.
Download the Guide (PDF)
Free printable resources are available for download below.
Defines human trafficking, discusses who may be vulnerable, how to identify a potential victim, and how to report a tip. Available in: English and Spanish.
Our general awareness posters each describe a type of human trafficking (sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and forced labor), and encourages the public to learn more about what they can do to help stop this crime. Available in English and Spanish.
Victims of human trafficking can be any age, gender, race, or immigration status; they live in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. These posters raise awareness of the full reach of this crime and promote new and innovative web-based educational resources to reach all communities across the U.S. Available in English and Spanish.
You can request larger volumes of materials on the Blue Campaign’s website. Those materials will not have a NACS logo and are also free of charge.