Refer A Child

If you suspect that someone is a victim of human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733).

Request Placement for Verified Cases

For Service Providers requesting placement for verified/identified cases, please email

Redefining Refuge: State Certified Safe House Residential Program 

Phone: (813) 442-9242/ (813) 909-0300

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victim Identifiers

Here a some of the signs that a minor may be the victim of Sex Trafficking:

  • Under 18 and engaged in forced prostitution
  • Under 18 and not attending school (or is frequently absent)
  • Under 18 and ‘dating’ much older, abusive and controlling men
  • Possesses a false ID (or multiple), and is dishonest about age
  • Has recurring STI’s and/or STD’s
  • Has large amounts of cash, jewelry and/or new clothing
  • Possesses hotel room keys
  • Pagers and/or cell phones that parents/guardians are not paying for with very restricted communication
  • Displays signs of ‘branding’ (tattooing of the traffickers name, very often on the neck)
  • Lacks knowledge about local community or whereabouts
  • Signs of physical assault