Rochester Regional Coalition
Educate • Advocate • Liberate
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
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
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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!"
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
Rochester man going to prison for sex trafficking minor
WHAM, February 7, 2022
Five arrested in local sex trafficking ring, including Steuben Co. legislator and man paroled after 1980 murder of NYSP investigator
WENY News, December 18, 2020
Man who preyed on homeless teens pleads guilty to sex trafficking
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, December 18, 2020
Sex trafficker who stabbed girl with screwdiver sentenced to 14 years in federal prison
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, December 17, 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.
Thank you to the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT for your sponsorship and contributions to our branding and Yes, Here. marketing campaign.