Anti-Human Trafficking

For Employees


Youth eligible for services are up to the age of 21 years old

The sex trafficking experience has had to have started or occurred before the age of 18

Service Areas

Counties served: Dunn, Chippewa, St Croix, Pierce, Pepin, Eau Claire, Clark, Juneau, Trempealeau, Buffalo, Jackson, Munroe, La Crosse, Crawford, Vernon

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Understanding the issue and Defining Sex Trafficking

The Anti-Human Trafficking program is offered through the Department of Children and Families to help address the impact of trafficking on our evolving young adult population. We work closely with county and community partners to both identify and serve emerging adults who experienced trafficking while they were a minor.

What is Human Trafficking?

  • Human trafficking is the misuse of other people. This often happens for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. The Department of Children and Families (DCF)  focuses on the trafficking of children and adolescents, but trafficking can occur at any age.
  • Sex trafficking is defined as a commercial sex act which is induced by force, fraud or coercion or in which the person induced to perform such act is under 18.
  • Sex trafficking occurs throughout Wisconsin in cities, suburbs, and rural areas.

Source: Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives


Program Manager Crystal Meier 715-619-6001

AHT Liaison: Tonisha Hora: 715-937-1752

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