What You Can Do

Call CAST's hotline at:


  • If you or someone you know has experienced human trafficking and is interested in receiving supportive services
  • To report a suspected case of human trafficking
  • To learn more about human trafficking and anti-trafficking services in your area
  • To learn more about CAST services and how you can get involved

CAST’s toll free hotline is available anywhere in the U.S. 24 hours a day, 7 days week with translators in multiple languages. Our hotline is not associated with law enforcement or any government agencies. Your right to confidentially and privacy will be protected at your request. CAST provides services to Los Angeles County. For services outside of Los Angeles County, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888.


When you call the CAST hotline:

Our hotline advocates will ask you some basic demographic questions, provide community referrals and/or complete our short prescreening questions to receive long term social services or legal services. Our goal is to help victims of human trafficking acquire legal protection, food, shelter and medical care. All of our services are free.

To find out more about how human trafficking is defined, click here.

To volunteer to staff our hotline, click here.


If you suspect trafficking is happening:

Good Samaritans are the key to helping survivors of human trafficking escape their situations. Most cases of trafficking remain invisible today. It’s up to you to take action when you suspect someone is being held against their will. If you think you or someone you know might be a victim of human trafficking, please call our toll-free hotline. CAST will assess the information and act accordingly.

  • What is your name and phone number?
  • Can you directly contact the victim?
  • Do you suspect the victim is being abused?
  • Does the victim want to leave his/her situation?
  • What language does the victim speak?
  • What type of work does the victim do?
  • At what address is the victim being held?
  • Who are the victim's employers?
  • What makes you think this person is a victim of trafficking?

If a victim's situation is life-threatening, call 911 and report his or her location to the police. You can also call CAST's hotline at 888.539.2373. Please click below to submit an online form. Calling CAST’s hotline is not an official police report. This report will only inform CAST of the situation, so that we can work with the police to try to ensure the victim's case is investigated and treated as a case of human trafficking. CAST does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, age, religion, race, nationality, sexual orientation or disability. CAST is prepared to make reasonable modifications for the purpose of accommodating individuals with disabilities.

Online Report Form


Additional resource: Global Hotlines List