Human Trafficking Commission

Charged with examining and combating human trafficking in North Carolina.
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The North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission is the legislatively mandated leader of anti-human trafficking efforts in North Carolina per S.L. 2013-368. The Commission is charged with

  • Examining and combating human trafficking
  • Funding and facilitating research
  • Creating measurement, assessment, and accountability measures
  • Informing and educating law enforcement personnel, social services providers, and the general public
  • Suggesting new policies, procedures, and legislation
  • Developing regional response teams
  • Identifying gaps in law enforcement or service provision and recommending solutions

The Commission is housed in and staffed by the N.C. Judicial Branch.

North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission Fact Sheet

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Training Request

Request the Commission to provide a training presentation or booth on human trafficking awareness.


January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention MonthChief Justice Beasley and Governor Cooper Declare January as Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month

Following are events taking place to help educate and raise awareness. 

January 11 - #WearBlueDay - National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is recognized each year on January 11. In recognition of this important day and throughout the month of January, Blue Campaign hosts several special events and educational activities. 

Wear Blue Day Graphic

Moore County Events coordinated by Friend to Friend 

  • January 7 - Proclamation to Recognize Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Moore County Historic Courthouse, 10:30 a.m.  
  • January 11 - Bodies Not Commodoties, Aberdeen Lake Park, 9:00 a.m. *This is a Junior League partner event.
  • January 11 - Human Trafficking event, Ruby Doub McMillan Fellowship Center, Lumberton, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • January 14 - Human Trafficking Case Discussion with SBI, Hosted by S.A.F.E. of Rocky Mount, Harrison Family YMCA, 1000 Independence Drive, Rocky Mount, Details, 3:00 p.m. 
  • January 15 - WEBINAR: Increasing Community Awareness of Labor Trafficking, Details, 2:00 p.m. 
  • January 16 - Be the One Against Human Trafficking, Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St, Southern Pines, 3:30 p.m.
  • January 16 - 17 - Shifting Worlds: Displacement and Forced Migration in Modern Times, Guilford College, Greensboro, Details
  • January 20 - Human Trafficking 101, Sandhills Community College, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • January 20 - Human Trafficking 101, Wayne County Public Library, 1001 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, REGISTER HERE, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • January 23 - North East Coastal Regional Human Trafficking Rapid Response Team, Nancy Hagan from Project NO REST will be attending, For location details call 252-925-2502, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • January 23 - Human Trafficking 101, Edgecombe County Public Library, 909 N. Main St., Tarboro, Email Melinda Sampson at melinda@ncstophumantraffickin to register, 6:00 p.m.
  • January 23 - Human Trafficking 101, Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., Greenville, REGISTER HERE, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • January 23 - Blind Eyes Open: The Truth About Sex Trafficking in America, Regal Greenville Grande Stadium 14, Details, 7:00 p.m.
  • January 25 - Training Local EMT and Fire Personnel, Sandhills Community College, 8:00 a.m.
  • January 25 - How to Spot Human Trafficking, Community Classroom, 632 Park Avenue, Salisbury, Details10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • January 28 - Human Trafficking 101, 229 Kingold Blvd, Suite G, Snow Hill, Email Melinda Sampson at melinda@ncstophumantrafficking to register, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • January 30 - Human Trafficking 101, Edgecombe County Public Library, 909 N. Main St., Tarboro, Email Melinda Sampson at  melinda@ncstophumantrafficking to register, 6:00 p.m.
  • January 31 - Human Trafficking Forum, St. Therese Catholic Church, Parrish Life Center Multi-Purpose Room, Mooresville, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Save The Date - HTC Press Conference 1-15-2020

Awareness Signs


The following posters are available for you to download, print, display, and share. Posters should be displayed in a place that is clearly conspicuous and easily visible to employees and the public. Mandated Posting Locations (NC SB 257) Statutes and G.S. 18B-1003.

Instructions to obtain a copy of these awareness signs:

  1. Download a PDF copy to print. To view and print a compliant version of the poster, please click on the links below in the language and size needed. All of the online posters are displayed in Adobe Acrobat PDF format which should be viewable with your web browser.
    • Click the preferred size and then download and save the file. Then, open the file in your PDF reader program. For best results, do not print the file directly from the web browser.
      • For commercial printing, please use the "professional printer" link that is print ready with crop marks. 
    • Before printing the file, check to ensure that your printer can produce the specific poster size. If not, then set the printer settings to “Shrink to Fit” and select the proper paper tray. NOTE: These instructions are general because the configurations for each printer varies.
    • Print the poster and display it to raise awareness.
  2. Download an image to share on social media. Click on the thumbnail to view a larger image. Simply right-click on the poster thumbnail and save the image. Then, share it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., to raise awareness to STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING!

For more information about posting the awareness signs or requesting a specific translation needed for display, please email the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission. Together, we can bring awareness to this crime and STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING!

HTC Poster 8.5x14 English


To receive updates about the Commission and upcoming events, please contact us.

Telephone(919) 890-1424

Mailing AddressHuman Trafficking Commission
PO Box 2448
Raleigh, NC 27602

National Human Trafficking HotlineAsk questions, report an incident, or find help for a potential victim.