Get Informed

Skip the Myths, Learn the Facts

Fact-Based Efforts

The Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force works with its Community Partners to achieve our shared goals through a fact-based approach to human trafficking in our region.


Many myths exist which often give adults and minors a false sense of security -- as if human trafficking is a crime that happens far away, not in our own backyards.

The First Step


The most important step for anyone is to get the facts about human trafficking. Many resources exist to provide fundamentals, statistics and first-hand accounts about human trafficking. This site offers a selection of just a few for your convenience. 

Members & Partners


Task Force Members and Community Partners all provide information based on their experience within their jurisdictions, which are often local but sometimes regional or national. All of these sources can provide extensive exposure to the reality of human trafficking.

Beyond Northern Virginia


Regional Task Forces and the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking also have important resources and learning tools.

Your Next Step

After you get informed, you will find many ways to get involved -- many of which require little time, travel or cost for you. 

Please feel free to reach out to any Task Force Chairpersons or Members based on your interests! 

The Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force website is for informational purposes only.  Information here is not and should not be considered comprehensive. This website has been designed to be a starting point for public inquiry and awareness. The Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force adheres to a strict prohibition on making and/or commenting on public policy. The Task Force does not speak for or represent individual Members and/or Community Partners, whose missions, policies, etc. may be found through their organizations directly. The Task Force does not accept donations or raise funds. The Task Force is not a law enforcement agency. This website is not a venue for reporting crime except insofar as some links to law enforcement and hotlines may be useful. Links and contact information provided herein have been provided and are updated through best efforts of volunteers. If contact information is found to be outdated, current information on contact data may also be found via telephonic or online searches. Please report incidents or suspected incidents of human trafficking directly to local law enforcement. CALL 911 IF YOU OR ANYONE IS IN DANGER. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 (TYY 711) or Text 233733 if you or someone you know may need a way out of sex trafficking, coerced labor or domestic servitude but don't know for sure what to do next. Are you having problems with the site or its links? Contact Webmaster here. powered by