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2022 Brightstar Community Sex Trafficking Awareness Conference

Every Wednesday in April from 12-1pm.

The virtual conference will provide education surrounding trauma-informed care, legislation, and the available resources to support victims of sex-trafficking. Join Brightstar for one day, or all four! CEU credits available for attendees.
Click here for the conference schedule and registration information.


Join Angels of Mercy for a free event to be educated about Human Trafficking
It's spinning out of control!
Tuesday, April 26 at the Century Club, 566 East Ave, Rochester
5:30 - Cocktail reception
6:00 - Presentation
7:00 - Q & A

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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.

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

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.

Child sex trafficking: It's probably not what you think it is

Read this CNN article.

If you already knew what child sex trafficking is, join RRCAHT to help up educate the community.

If you didn't know what child sex trafficking is, join RRCAHT to learn more.

Click here to join.

RRCAHT Webinars

Visit our Past Webinars page to view past RRCAHT informative webinars.

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!"


She Escaped Sex Work for College. Now the Virus Threatens Her New Life.

New York Times - May 15, 2020

Coronavirus Threat isn’t stopping sex trafficking in Jacksonville

News4, Jacksonville - April 8, 2020

Sex trafficking poses the risk of spreading COVID-19 to thousands of people

Dallas Morning News - March 28, 2020

The Autumn 2021RRCAHT Newsletter is now available.


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

RRCAHT has T-shirts for sale at $12.



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