As hard as it may be to believe, human beings are trafficked in Nebraska. They are bought and sold and treated as property, forced against their will to work for those who think they own them. This modern day slavery is illegal, yet it thrives in the shadows.
Even before taking office as Nebraska’s 32nd Attorney General, Doug Peterson voiced his commitment to fighting human trafficking – to finding better ways to discover this crime and stop the traffickers, better ways to help those now trapped, and better ways to prevent it from happening in the first place.
It was only in the last decade that we began to understand the scope of this particular crime. But now, Nebraska has considerable momentum. We have clearer, tougher laws against human trafficking, several new laws to protect the victims, and now the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force which helps law enforcement, prosecutors, service providers, and community partners breathe life into these laws.
Learn more about the fight against human trafficking in Nebraska by exploring the links on this page.
In the case of an emergency, please call 911 immediately.
Please call the hotline below and ask to speak to a specialist in Nebraska if you:
- See something you suspect is human trafficking
- Feel Trapped
- Are under the control of someone else
- Want to leave but cannot
24 Hour Human Trafficking Hotline
You may also text "HELP" to 233722 (or BeFree) to reach the hotline.
The hotline provides for over 200 languages; call or text.