Texas

Local Organizations and Referralsstates-full-Texas

In addition to the organizations listed below, please call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals.

Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking
www.ctcaht.org

Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition
Houston, TX
Main: (713) 874-0290
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http://www.houstonrr.org

Mosaic Family Services
Dallas, TX
24 Hr. Hotline: 214-821-5393
Main: 214-821-5393
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www.mosaicservices.org

Tahirih Justice Center
Houston, TX and Falls Church, VA
571-282-6161
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www.tahirih.org

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
www.trla.org

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, click here.

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Current state laws
In order to access the full text of your state's human trafficking criminal statutes, please click on the state name below to be directed to your state's criminal code. Because links to specific criminal statutes may change, we suggest copying the statute number or title from the table below and pasting it in the search function of the criminal code.
Texas - Current Criminal Statutes
20A.01 Definitions
20A.02 Trafficking of persons
98.002 Liability in tort for trafficking in persons
98.003 Damages
98.004 Cause of action cumulative
98.005 Joint and several liability
98.006 Liberal construction and application
402.035 Human trafficking prevention task force
421.082(e)(2) Powers and duties
772.006(d),(e),(f) Governor's Criminal Justice Division
1701.258 Education and training programs on trafficking of persons
1701.402(h) Proficiency certificates
42.0191 Finding regarding victims of trafficking or other abuse
56.01(3) Definitions
59.01 Asset Forfeiture
18.2 Interception of Communications
104.07 Posting of NHTRC Hotline
531.381 Definition of Victim
531.382 Victim Assistance
531.384 Training for judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel

For additional information about State and Federal Policy, including pending legislation and current statutes in other states, please visit the Policy section.

For general information and additional resources about human trafficking in the United States, please visit the Resources section.

NHTRC Call Statistics

To view call statistics for Texas, click on the links below.

2013 Annual Report
NHTRC Texas Report (12/7/2007 - 9/30/2013)

2013 January - June Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Quarter 3 Report

2012 Quarter 2 Report
2012 Quarter 1 Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

For general hotline statistics and reports, click here.

Publications

The Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force Report

The Texas Response to Human Trafficking by the Health and Human Services Commission

The Texas Response to Human Trafficking by the Office of the Attorney General

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Fort Worth, TX (Shared Hope International)

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in San Antonio, TX (Shared Hope International)

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Dallas, TX (Shared Hope International)

Adolescent Girls in the Texas Sex Trade (Dallas Women's Foundation)

Rapid Field Assessment of Domestic Minor Trafficking In Harris and Galveston Counties (Houston Rescue and Restore)

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list.  Organizations included in this section have human trafficking-specific service programs or have been identified as serving victims of human trafficking. If your organization is not included and you would like to be added, or if you are aware of a specific state report or publication that you would like included, please review inclusion criteria and submit your request via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  All statistics outlined above were generated based on limited criteria from calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline.  This is not a representation or report on the scale or scope of human trafficking on a particular state or national level.  These statistics may be subject to change.

 

 
 
 
National Human Trafficking Resource Center National Human Trafficking Resource Center Report Human Trafficking Access Trainings Human Trafficking Information & Resources

Client Quotes

"Thanks to Polaris Project, I have a job, a home, and many friends that help me when I need it. I am making a life of my own."

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- Survivor of Labor Trafficking & Client of Polaris