The Michigan Human Trafficking Poster informs victims of human trafficking that they are protected under United States and Michigan law. The poster also provides information on how to recognize red flags and signs of human trafficking.
Victims of human trafficking may be forced or coerced into engaging in prostitution, housework, farm work, factory work, retail work, restaurant work, or any other activity. Since 2007, the non-profit, non-governmental National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline has received 178,971 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 Michigan Human Trafficking Poster must be displayed in welcome centers, rest areas, bus and rail transportation stations, public airports, adult entertainment establishments, and entities that own property that has been found by a court to constitute a public nuisance due to acts of prostitution or human trafficking. The poster must be displayed in a conspicuous location that is clearly visible to the public and the employees of the establishment. (Michigan Public Act 62 of 2016, Section 752.1033)