For Victims of
Human trafficking can take many different forms, victimizing someone of any race, age, gender, sexuality, religion, education level or economic status. Human trafficking happens when a trafficker bribes, forces or tricks a victim into performing work or sex acts.
What is human trafficking?
In some cases, traffickers trick, defraud or physically force victims into having sex for money. In others, victims are lied to, hurt, threatened or manipulated into working under inhumane or illegal conditions. Trafficking victims are deceived by false promises of love, a good job or a stable life.
Legal representation is key to ending the cycle of abuse.
Even if you have not called law enforcement against your abuser, Legal Aid NC can help. We can tell you your rights, and work to help you enforce them.
Victims’ rights advocacy
We can represent you and advocate for your rights as a victim/witness in a criminal investigation or proceeding.
We may be able to help you sue your trafficker to recover monetary damages for the harm you have suffered.
There are special immigration provisions for trafficking survivors who are not U.S. citizens. We can help you secure lawful immigration status, avoid deportation, and secure a work permit.
Legal Aid NC can also help you with many other free legal services and supports.