A vulnerability is something that makes you more likely to experience something. This list of vulnerabilities is not exhaustive- these are just a few of the vulnerabilities identified within trafficking victims in the United States.

  • Compromised legal and/or immigration status
  • Non-English speaking or limited English speaking proficiency
  • LGBTQ+ identity
  • Homelessness
  • History of runaway behavior
  • Experience within the foster care system
  • Physical, mental and/or developmental disability
  • Member of a marginalized social, racial, or cultural group
  • Low socio-economic status
  • Formerly incarcerated
  • History of substance abuse
  • History of sexual abuse

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