SHERO Shield is an education and training awareness program for the prevention and intervention of sex-trafficking.
Learn more about identifying and understanding this problem that is impacting the youth in our community. Think it can’t happen to someone you know? Median age of a trafficked minor is 13 years old. Top recruiting tactics are social media and gamming platforms. Las Vegas is a TOP U.S. Hub and city of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. This crosses ALL socio-economic, racial and religious communities. SHERO Shield is a power to stop predators in their tracks and offer solutions for survivors.
We encourage you to use this information and start a conversation to protect your family and friends.
Tricks you (usually online) by becoming a 'boyfriend' or 'mentor'.
Tells you to 'keep your relationship secret'. Promises to 'save you.'
Falsely offers to protect you from a bad environment: abuse at home. foster care.
Buys gifts, gives excessive attention and affection 'for a price.'
Uses psychological manipulation like violence or threats to hold you captive.
Take the Self-Guided Training
What Do I Do Now?
See Something = Say Something (ABCD)
Access the situation and level of urgency
- Low: Contact LVMPD Vice Tip Line: (702) 828 – 3455 or VICE@LVMPD.COM (not available 24/7)
- Medium: Call 311 if no one is in imminent danger
- High: Call 911 if the situation is an emergency
Be Aware of and document relevant information (be a good witness).
Call the appropriate number to make a report.
Do not put yourself in danger by trying to intervene or question those involved.
Need someone to talk to, RISE hotline: 24/7 H (702) 936 – 4004
Signs of Trafficking
- Running away, school truancy
- Too tired for school (late nights online or “working”)
- New, unexplained cash, jewelry, expensive items
- New/unexplained tattoo, bruising, injuries
- Burner Phones/secondary phone
- Sudden change of sexualized clothing/attitude/online presence
National Human Trafficking Hotline and Report 1-888-373-7888. | Text INFO to BeFree (233733)