The nurses in the Forensic Nursing Department at CRMC have been specially trained in the assessment and care of victims of human trafficking. We provide confidential, trauma informed care to our patients. You can trust our nurses to care for you in kind and sensitive manner.
What is Human Trafficking?
- Exploiting a person through force, abduction, fraud, or coercion
- Anyone under the age of 18 involved in a commercial sex act
- Sex trafficking, forced labor, and domestic servitude
- A highly profitable crime
- Exploitation-based and does not require movement across borders or any type of transportation
Types of Human Trafficking
- Sex trafficking- victims are manipulated or forced against their will to engage in sex acts for money
- Forced Labor- Victims are made to work for little or no pay. Very often, they are forced to manufacture or grow products that we use and consume everyday
- Domestic Servitude- victims are hidden in plain sight, forced to work in homes as nannies, maids, or domestic help
Where Does Human Trafficking Happen?
- Anywhere! Suburbs, Rural Towns, Cities
Who Can Human Trafficking Affect?
- Any age, race, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, immigration status, socioeconomic class
What Can We Do for Someone Who Has Been a Victim of Human Trafficking?
- Provide a medical-forensic examination
- Assist with resources for safe shelter, if needed or desired
- Assist with resources for protection orders, if needed or desired
- Assist with notification of law enforcement, if needed or desired
- Provide community resources for any needs identified
- Provide legal forensic photography, if wanted
- Provide evidence collection, if wanted