Human Trafficking

Human trafficking touches every corner of the globe, including our state and local communities. This multi-billion-dollar criminal enterprise is considered the fastest-growing illegal industry in the world. Human trafficking involves both commercial sexual exploitation and labor servitude, and the average victim is a 6th to 8th grade girl. 

The Attorney General's Office is committed to protecting our most vulnerable and prosecuting those who seek to abuse and exploit Georgia's children for sex. 

Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit

In 2019, with the support of Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp and leaders in the Georgia General Assembly, Attorney General Chris Carr created the first-of-its-kind statewide Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit to be housed within the Department of Law. With this new Unit, the Attorney General's Office is working more closely, effectively, and aggressively with chiefs of police, sheriffs, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, district attorneys, U.S. Attorneys, and others to rescue victims and put buyers and sellers behind bars. 

The Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit is complete with dedicated prosecutors, criminal investigators, analysts and a victim advocate – and their work is moving the needle significantly. Just last year, Attorney General Carr's Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit rescued and assisted 116 victims.

During the 2022 legislative session, Attorney General Carr secured additional resources to expand the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit and rescue even more victims.

Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit

Whether a buyer or a seller, we will not rest in our pursuit of those who abuse and exploit Georgia’s children for sex.

Education and Awareness

For a comprehensive overview of human trafficking, Georgians are encouraged to take part in Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp's Human Trafficking Awareness Training. Members of the public should also familiarize themselves with the red flags of human trafficking

Contact the Human Trafficking Hotline

  • If you suspect human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll free at (888) 373-7888.
  • To report suspected human trafficking in Georgia, call the Statewide 24-Hour Human Trafficking Hotline at (866) 363-4842.
  • If you have reason to believe that a victim is in imminent danger, call 911 or your local law enforcement agency to file a report. 
  • For more information on how to get help for both national and foreign-born victims of human trafficking, visit www.endhtga.org.

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