Human Trafficking Prevention

Strategic Plan to Address Human Trafficking in Missouri and Metro East St. Louis Report
In 2019, a three year research project funded by the Missouri Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (MCAHT), in which Marillac Mission Fund was involved, culminated in three pieces: a comprehensive Resource Guide searchable by county; a provider-based Needs Assessment of services and demographic snapshot of survivors; and a Strategic Plan with detailed recommendations and asset maps by region of the service area.  They also now have Digital Media Toolkits available on this page to help you share the findings far and wide.

Missouri Standards of Care: Guiding Principles for Agencies Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking Wave One
 The Missouri Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE) Standards of Care Workgroup has developed the Missouri Standards of Care (SOC): Guiding Principles for Agencies Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking Wave One (1).  Per the request of service providers and leadership statewide, the workgroup constructed this general best practice guide to inform services while minimizing harm. This document is for new organizations, established organizations, and those interested in serving survivors of human  trafficking. The workgroup relied heavily on the “Guiding Principles for Agencies Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking,” created by the Administration for Children and Families Region 4 Southeast Regional Human Trafficking Advisory Group. The workgroup also utilized additional resources, best practice recommendations, and guidance from leaders (including survivors) to develop this guide.  Following the release of the SOC Wave 1, the workgroup will develop best protocols/ policies of organizations serving survivors of human trafficking and identify specific best interventions/practices within the anti-human trafficking movement.

Preventing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Report
The Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis, now Marillac Mission Fund, completed a study in 2016 on the need for human trafficking prevention in our region, particularly the prevention of the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth (CSEC). The report is known as “Understanding Community Needs and Priorities for Preventing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth: A Funder’s Framework for Addressing Prevention.” 

Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE)
CATE is a St. Louis-based community movement for education and awareness, responding to trafficking through public advocacy, training, and outreach to youth in the city and county area.This site hosts the interactive Resource Guide and other pieces of the MCAHT study referenced above, and efforts to implement the strategic plan are being led by CATE.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The Blue Campaign infographic resources will help you to answer the question, “What is Human Trafficking?” Please help us bring this crime out of the shadows by sharing these materials on social media.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
This anti-trafficking center’s website provides research, training and volunteer opportunities, as well as victim services like internet safety tips and a live toll-free 24-hour hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

Polaris Project
From advocating for legislative change and participating in educational and strategy development to client services and engaging the community to fight trafficking, the Polaris Project is a global effort for freedom. They also offer a national hotline via telephone at 1-888-373-7888 or text at BeFree (233733).