Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Trafficking
Diocesan Children and Youth Protection Website
The Catholic Church and Human Trafficking Policy
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against their will. Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
Has resources on safety and awareness, as well as the prevalence of the problem, how to find help, how to spot it, and how to protect your loved ones.
Call: 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711)
When I Call For Help
A pastoral response to domestic violence from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholics for Family Peace
A center for informing everyone on ways the Catholic community can promote peace and prevent and respond to domestic abuse, and to provide resources and promote prayer for all families.