Emergency Contacts

If you need help or you think you have come into contact with a victim of human trafficking...



National Human Trafficking
Resource Center 

call 1.888.373.7888 / Text HELP or

INFO to BeFree (233733)



Center For Youth

905 Monroe Ave

Rochester, NY 14620

(585) 271-7670 24 hrs

Mark Your Calendar

What Is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)


Sex Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or


Labor Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

Emergency Contacts

If you need help or you think you have come into contact with a victim of human trafficking...



National Human Trafficking
Resource Center 

call 1.888.373.7888 / Text HELP or

INFO to BeFree (233733)



Center For Youth

905 Monroe Ave

Rochester, NY 14620

(585) 271-7670 24 hrs

Angels of Grace - Sculptures by Sharon Locke

November 1 - November 30, 2019


Opening reception
Friday, November 1, 2019, 6 - 9 pm
Studio 402, Anderson Arts Building

250 Goodman St N, Rochester 14607

A tribute and art fundraiser for Angels of Mercy. Sculptures are by local artist Sharon Locke and each one represents various angelic visions of trauma and healing in Human Trafficking....
The project focuses on hope available from spiritual guidance that can be seen and felt.

 Fundraiser for RRCAHT!
Trades of Hope

Between November 4 and December 1, 15% of anything purchased through the link below will benefit the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking, which combats human trafficking in our community. And the purchase will also help trafficking victims around the world. It's a fantastic way to shop for the holidays and give people around the world the gift of a better life.



Bright Night Cocktail Reception
Help survivors of sex trafficking get their lives back.


Friday, November 15, 2019
6 - 9 pm

Strathallen CityView
550 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Ticket price: $50

Join Brightstar for music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, raffles and more! 

Brightstar Community is on a mission to create a place where survivors of sex trafficking can reclaim their lives.  They've almost raised enough funds for a house to run its program - and now your support is needed to reach the goal.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Upcoming RRCAHT Events

 RRCAHT Human Trafficking Awareness Media Conference

Friday, January 10, 2020

Details TBA

 RRCAHT Evening of Celebration, Networking and Fundraising

Monday, January 27, 2020

Details TBA

 RRCAHT Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Details TBA

RRCAHT has T-shirts for sale at $12.


For comprehensive information about Human Trafficking, including links to videos, refer to the Human Trafficking Awareness Manual of the Sisters of Charity of New York.

The June RRCAHT Newsletter is now available.

It features an article RESTORE Sexual Assault Services. You can read it here and you can join the mailing list for future editions by clicking here.

Thank you to the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT for your sponsorship and contributions to our branding and Yes, Here. marketing campaign.

Featured news story

Rochester human trafficking court to expand

(RochesterFirst.com - October 29, 2019

Yes, Here!

Federal Jury Convicts Rochester Man Of Sex Trafficking

U.S. Attorney for the Western District, New York - November 15, 2018

Irondequoit sex trafficker John Spencer sentenced to 17 to 21 years in prison

Democrat and Chronicle - April 20, 2018

Sex trafficker John Spencer convicted of trafficking, promoting prostitution, assault

Democrat and Chronicle - March 13, 2018

Human Trafficking as close as next door

Democrat and Chronicle - February 2, 2018

Dozens of Rochester kids acknowledge they've been sold for sex

Democrat and Chronicle - February 3, 2018

Violent sex trafficker Stephen Jones sentenced to 25 years in federal prison​

Democrat and Chronicle - December 21, 2017

Slaughter pledges $600k to fight human trafficking​

Rochester Business Journal - October 11, 2017

Husband And Wife Plead Guilty To Sex Trafficking​

U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of NY - August 2, 2017

Man sentenced for sex trafficking of girl

Democrat and Chronicle - November 23, 2016

Battle rages over human trafficking - Courts, nonprofits help local

victims recover and thrive​

Democrat and Chronicle - November 22, 2016

Police: Massage parlor a front for prostitution

Democrat and Chronicle - November 3, 2016

Sex trafficker suspected in new crime

Democrat and Chronicle - August 26, 2016

Click here for our Yes, Here page.


Who buys a child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men

IndyStar - January 30, 2018

Task Force In Santa Rosa County Focuses On Human Trafficking​

WUWF (NW Florida) - October 18, 2017

Woman was trapped by sex trafficking life

Albuquerque Journal - July 17, 2017

Services, funding for sex trafficking victims in short supply

Albuquerque Journal - July 17, 2017

Helping sex trafficking victims is a challenge

Albuquerque Journal - July 16, 2017

More than 1,000 police officers underwent human trafficking training in last fiscal year 

Topeka Capital Journal - July 16, 2017

Wisconsin Hospital Works to Educate About Trafficked Youth

WDIO-TV (Duluth) - July 15, 2017

Chance encounter leads to prosecutions

Albuquerque Journal - July 15, 2017

How Cleveland has become a leader in trying to eradicate human trafficking​

Christian Science Monitor - July 9, 2017

21 Across U.S. Are Indicted in ‘Modern-Day Sex Slave’ Ring

New York Times - May 25, 2017

Flight Attendants Fight Human Trafficking With Eyes in the Sky

New York Times - February 7, 2017

Latest Traffic Report



How Do You Care for Sex-Trafficking Victims if You Can’t Hold On to Them?

New York Times - December 6, 2017

House Democrats seek answers after ICE agents arrest possible victim of human trafficking​

New York Daily News - July 14, 2017

Human trafficking 'a significant issue in Western New York'

Buffalo Law Journal - July 10, 2017

Sex sting bust nets 12, including local school bus driver, Glens Falls radio DJ

WTEN, Albany - June 12, 2017

Bill Seeks to Enlist New York Hotels to Help Fight Sex Trafficking

New York Times - April 16, 2017

A Guardian Is Accused of Holding 2 Teenagers Captive in Queens for Years

New York Times - January 12, 2017

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