“A huge percentage of victims that are rescued, especially from domestic servitude, are rescued because somebody saw something unusual,” says Amy Hewat, the U.S. Anti-Trafficking Specialist at World Relief. Keeping an eye out for unusual situations, such as a child that is old enough for school but never leaves the house or goes to school with the other children, can lead to the rescue of a trafficking victim. Despite our individualistic culture, we ought to reach out to our neighbors, ask questions and get to know the people around us. “I think we need to be willing to step out of our comfort zone and just kind of be a little bit nosy if something looks ‘off.’”
From The Justice Conference 2012.