The Louisiana Human Trafficking Poster asks patrons to help end human trafficking and provides contact information for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline.
Victims of human trafficking may be forced into engaging in commercial sex, housework, farm work, or any other activity, and unable to leave. Since 2007, the non-profit, non-governmental National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline has received 145,764 reports on potential victims of sex or labor trafficking. The Resource Center provides help and referral to services for victims and survivors of human trafficking, as well as training and general information for those who wish to provide assistance to victims.
The Louisiana Human Trafficking Poster must be posted by the following establishments (R.S. 15:541.1):
- Every hotel must post the Louisiana Human Trafficking Poster in the same location that other employee notices are posted.
- “Hotel” includes any establishment, both public and private, engaged in the business of furnishing or providing rooms and overnight camping facilities intended or designed for dwelling, lodging, or sleeping purposes to transient guests.
- Every massage parlor, spa, or hotel that have been found to be a public nuisance for prostitution.
- Every strip club or other sexually-oriented business.
- Every full-service fuel facility that is adjacent to an interstate highway or highway rest stop.
- Every outpatient abortion facility.
Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control also encourages every business to spread awareness and assist in the fight against human trafficking by posting the Louisiana Human Trafficking Poster in a visible location within the establishment, such as in public bathrooms.