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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

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.

Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at the 2016 Trafficking In Persons Report Ceremony 



[Our annual report] is a clarion call – to each of us, to everybody in the world – to do all we can to eradicate these horrors and to hold – hold countries accountable to a higher and better standard of behavior. 


Click here to for Secretary Kerry's full remarks and here to read the report.

Yes, here!

City man sentenced for sex trafficking

Democrat and Chronicle - May 19, 2016


Couple charged with sex trafficking minors

Democrat and Chronicle - May 13, 2016


Man admits teen sex trafficking

Democrat and Chronicle - April 2, 2016


Rochester Woman Sentenced In Sex Trafficking Case

U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of New York - March 7, 2016


Man pleads guilty to sex trafficking

Democrat and Chronicle - February 16, 2016


Tanck sentenced for sex trafficking teen

Democrat and Chronicle - January 26, 2016


Rochester man sentenced for sex trafficking

Democrat and Chronicle - January 14, 2016


Fourth Lyons man arrested in sex trafficking case

Democrat and Chronicle - December 29, 2015


3 arrested in Wayne County sex trafficking case

Democrat and Chronicle - December 24, 2015


D.A.: Lyons man got teen addicted to crack, forced her into prostitution

WHAM-13, Rochester - December 21, 2015


Two men charged with sex trafficking minors

WHAM-13, Rochester - September 25, 2015


City men face charges of sex trafficking of minors

Democrat and Chronicle - September 26, 2015


Rochester woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking

Democrat and Chronicle - August 13, 2015


Rochester man pleads guilty to sex trafficking

Democrat and Chronicle - August 7, 2015


Seven Arrested for Sex Trafficking Ring in Rochester - February 18, 2015


Alleged sex trafficker wanted girl murdered

Democrat and Chronicle - February 10, 2015


Click here for the Yes, here page.

Pope Francis:


Human trafficking is an open wound of the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity.


The June RRCAHT Newsletter is now available!


You can read it here and you can join the mailing list for future editions by clicking here.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has launched a social media campaign with the Twitter hashtag #ICareDoYou to spark public action to stop human trafficking.

Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Meridian Centre Park

2025 S. Winton Rd

Rochester, NY 14618

Angels of Mercy Human Trafficking Awareness Event
HELP Stop Human Trafficking
Angels of Mercy 5k
4th Annual Run/Walk
Click here for sponsorship, donation and registration information.

5,686 total hospitals in the
United States.

       60 have a plan for treating patients who are being trafficked. 

       95 percent of emergency room personnel aren't trained to treat
trafficking victims.


Marketplace - March 4, 2016


Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times, March 10, 2016:


If there a major U.S. website selling heroin or anthrax, there'd be an outcry. But we tolerate a site like Backpage that is regularly used to peddle children for sex.

Latest Traffic Report

United Way on Twitter:

"Human traffickers make more money in one day than the world spends in a year trying to fight human trafficking."

-@MaraVKelly #endslavery
June 22, 2015

The No Such Thing Campaign  


The McCain Institute and the Human Rights Project for Girls (Rights4Girls), with support from Google, have joined forces to launch the No Such Thing campaign with one mission: To make clear that there is no such thing as a child prostitute. There are only victims and survivors of child rape.

Click here and here for more information.

Let's use accurate facts about human trafficking
The Washington Post Fact Checker ‬has reported that some of the commonly cited facts about human trafficking have no validity.


Using inaccurate statistics provides talking points for skeptics and deniers.

We can be the generation that ends human trafficking.

The next President of the United States has a historic opportunity to use the power of the Oval Office to help eradicate modern slavery in the United States and around the world. Anyone who wants to be Commander-in-Chief needs to make ending human trafficking and modern slavery a top priority.



Click here to sign a petition to the 2016 Presidential candidates and here to read the full text of the Generation Freedom platform.



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