Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking's
Inaugural Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference
was held on January 19, 2022. Click here for more information and links to the recordings of the sessions.
If you need help or you think you have come into contact with a victim of human trafficking...
National Human Trafficking
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
Click here to view RRCAHT's accomplishments in 2020.
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.
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.
Human Trafficking and COVID 19 news stories
12 trafficking victims, including three minors, rescued in past three months - The Anti-human Trafficking Bureau of Nepal Police says there’s a risk of traffickers targeting the people who have become financially vulnerable due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown.
The Kathmandu Post - June 24, 2020
Reports Of Child Exploitation, Trafficking Increase During Pandemic - Law enforcement in San Diego was reporting yet another side effect of the coronavirus pandemic, a spike in child exploitation on the internet.
KPBS, San Diego - June 23, 2020
Fight child labour amid Covid - Uganda Commemorated World Day Against Child Labour under the theme "Covid-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!"
New York Times - May 15, 2020
News4, Jacksonville - April 8, 2020
Dallas Morning News - March 28, 2020
Rochester man going to prison for sex trafficking minor
WHAM, February 7, 2022
WENY News, December 18, 2020
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, December 18, 2020
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, December 17, 2020
The Autumn 2021RRCAHT Newsletter is now available.
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