A Chaplains Guide to Reporting Human Trafficking – DoD Guidelines
While Chaplains have complete confidentiality for communications under MRE 503, Chaplains may report with explicit consent from the victim.
For Informational Purposes Only
These are the Reporting Procedures that DoD posts on its Combating Trafficking in Persons Website:
DoD Reporting Procedures for Alleged Trafficking in Persons Violations:
Report to your chain of command.
- Report anything suspicious that you see to your chain of command.
- You can report incidents to your local DoD Inspector General (IG) office, through the DoD IG Hotline at 1-800-424-9098, or their website http://www.dodig.mil/hotline
- Report and avoid establishments or persons that you believe may be involved in TIP.
- Never act ALONE. Trafficking situations are dangerous.
- Reporting to local law enforcement is an option when outside military installations.
DoD Survivor Resources:
- DoD Safe Helpline 24/7 Confidential Support: 877-995-5247 https://www.safehelpline.org/how-to-get-help
Other Federal Hotlines:
- Get Help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, a 24-7 telephone and Text Number: 233733 (BEFREE) and online at: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/en
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTIPLine: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) https://www.missingkids.org/gethelpnow/cybertipline
- FBI CyberTipLine: https://www.ic3.gov/
- DHS Investigations Blue Campaign: Report Suspected Human Trafficking: 1-866-347-2423
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – “Take It Down” This service is one step you can take to help remove online nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit photos and videos taken before the age of 18.https://takeitdown.ncmec.org/