Nevada Coalition to Prevent the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children


Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations.


    • Does the person appear disconnected from family, friends, community organizations, or houses of worship?
    • Has a child stopped attending school?
    • Has the person had a sudden or dramatic change in behavior?
    • Is the youth engaged in sex acts for money or a place to stay?
    • Is the person disoriented or confused, or showing signs of mental or physical abuse?
    • Does the person have bruises in various stages of healing?
    • Is the person fearful, timid, or submissive?
    • Does the person show signs of having been denied food, water, sleep, or medical care?
    • Is the person often in the company of someone to whom he or she defers? Or someone who seems to be in control of the situation, e.g., where they go or who they talk to?
    • Does the person appear to be coached on what to say?
    • Is the person living in unsuitable conditions?
    • Does the person lack personal possessions and appear not to have a stable living situation?
    • Does the person have freedom of movement? Can the person freely leave where they live? Are there unreasonable security measures?


      Sexual exploitation can be done through brainwashing, coercing, forcing, or manipulating a person to having sex or sexual acts that they do not want to do for the benefit of another person. It can take many forms; it could look like a romantic partner threatening harm or leaving if their partner doesn’t perform sex acts for money, drugs, or a place to stay. Also, traffickers can use explicit or nude images of the victim, such a videos and pictures, to force or manipulate them to perform sexual acts under the fear to those images being release into the web.

        If you think that this is happening to you or someone that you know report and call for help:

        1. Tell a trusted adult what is happening.
        2. Call 911 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.
        3. Local 24/7 hotline: 702-366-1640
        4. National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888
        5. SMS 232733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)
        See below for more information on how to report and get help.


          Mandated reporters are required by NRS 432C.110 to make a report to a child welfare agency or law enforcement if a person “knows or has reasonable cause to believe that a child is a commercially sexually exploited child” not later than 24H.
          Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the mandated reporting requirements in NRS 432B.220 is guilty of, for the first violation, a misdemeanor & for each subsequent violation, a gross misdemeanor.

            Where to report:

            • Clark County Department of Family Services: 702-399-0081
            • Washoe County Human Services Agency: 833-900-7233
            • Division of Child and Family Services (Rural Nevada): 833-571-1041

            If unable to get through to the central line, a report can be made to the direct county:

            • Carson City 775-684-1930
            • Elko 775-753-1300
            • Ely 775-289-1640
            • Fallon 775-423-8566
            • Fernley 775-575-1844
            • Pahrump 775-727-8497
            • Winnemucca 775-623-6555
            • Yerington 775-463-3151