That’s why Yarashes and the Legal Aid Justice Center steps in to help.

“We bring suits, both federal and state suits, in courts of law to expose prolific, fraudulent, and exploitative labor practices,” said Yarashes.

Because without a voice and a support system, victims won’t have the power to fight back against their traffickers.

“Due to the lack of information and education about labor trafficking, I think we just uncovered the surface and I think there are many more out there,” said Pierce.