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Saturday, August 29
Shop for a Cause!

A fundraiser to support the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Purchase a $5 Shopping Pass for exclusive savings (30% off on most merchandise) in every Macy’s store on Saturday, August 29, and we keep 100% of the proceeds. Plus, you can enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card. Your shopping pass will be mailed to you. Place your order by Tuesday, August 25, to ensure that you receive your shopping pass in time. Order as many as you would like!


Get Your Shop for A Cause Tickets Here!

Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, August 29
Stop the Trafficking —
End the Cycle
3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk
The event will benefit Angels of Mercy, Inc., an organization that combats human trafficking locally and internationally.

For more information, visit the Angels of Mercy website.

What can I do?

Stay at hotel with anti-trafficking policies


Pick your hotel and airline from companies that have signed The Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code) and implement policies that help prevent and protect children from trafficking. Click here to see the list of signers. 


If you have a favorite hotel that isn't implementing anti-trafficking policies, you can ask them to do so.


For more suggestions on what you can do, click here.

Latest Traffic Report



Man pleads guilty to sex trafficking

Democrat and Chronicle - August 8, 2015



How American Anti-Trafficking Policy is Failing Asian Migrants

Foreign Policy (blog) - August 17, 2015


Students work to raise awareness about sex trafficking locally, globally

Deseret News - August 15, 2015


How the U.S. Came to Fight Human Trafficking

Huffington Post - August 12, 2015


Can 'Big Data' stamp out human trafficking?

CNN - August 11, 2015


Five Travel Tips to Help Stop Human Trafficking

Huffington Post - August 10, 2015


ATEST Applauds introduction of Federal Business Supply Chain Transparency Legislation

The Alliance To End Slavery and Trafficking - August 7, 2015


Human Trafficking Part 4: Maryland has light penalties for trafficking

Baltimore Post-Examiner - August 7, 2015


Human Trafficking Part 6: Langley Park residents say brothels operate in plain sight yet elude PG police

Maryland Reporter - August 6, 2015


Decriminalization of sex work would only expand abuse

Seattle Times - August 6, 2015


House Dems press Obama on human trafficking decision

The Hill - August 6, 2015


Making Life Harder for Pimps

New York Times - August 6, 2015


Part 5: Trafficking a big problem in Baltimore but charges almost always dropped

Maryland Reporter - August 5, 2015


Human Trafficking Part 3: Most trafficking in the U.S. is not about sex work, but labor by immigrants

Maryland Reporter - August 4, 2015


Human Trafficking Part 2: The Internet is a fertile field

Maryland Reporter - August 3, 2015


TBI Recovers Missing and Endangered Teens, Makes Human Trafficking Arrests

Sevier News Messenger - August 2, 2015


It's shockingly easy to exploit legal immigrant workers

VOX - August 2, 2015


Human Trafficking Part 1: Trafficking hidden in dozens of Md. communities while authorities struggle to fight it

Maryland Reporter - August 2, 2015





The Underage Girls Of Mexico's Sex Trade: Hope Amid The Horror

NPR - August 18, 2015


MK Michaeli: Belarus visa deal will boost human trafficking in Israel

Jerusalem Post - August 18, 2015


The seduction and trafficking of minors

Philippine Star - August 17, 2015


Pan Am trafficking project a resounding success

Catholic Register - August 15, 2015


Activists Hail Slavery Pledge Inclusion in New U.N. Development Goals

Sudan Vision - August 9, 2015


Law Students Across the Caribbean Join Together to Participate in World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

Atlanta Black Star - August 6, 2015


Human trafficking: The lives bought and sold

BBC - July 28, 2015


Beyond Brothels: Farms And Fisheries Are Frontier Of Human Trafficking

NPR - July 28, 2015


‘Sea Slaves’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock

New York Times - July 27, 2015


What led Thailand to arrest 72 on human-trafficking charges?

Christian Science Monitor, July 24, 2015


For more news articles visit our News page

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.

Yes, Human Trafficking In Monroe County
View WXXI's
Need To Know Special‬

On Sep 25, 2014, WXXI Host Hélène Biandudi Hofer was joined by U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr., Jennifer Wolfley, Paper Bag Ladies' trafficking outreach director, and Rochester police officer Moses Robinson for a Need to Know special on human trafficking.


We aren’t focusing on the issue overseas or throughout other parts of the United States. We’re taking a look at trafficking in our own backyard—right here in Monroe County. Believe it or not, modern slavery is taking place in the form of forced labor and sexual exploitation in our community. What you need to know about the issue and what you can do to help.

Labor Exploitation in our Region
View the July 9, 2015 WXXI Need to Know program 

They work on farms, in restaurants, hotels and on construction sites. They may appear to be your everyday workers, but what you don’t know is that some may be victims of labor trafficking. On this edition, Need to Know looks at how this is happening and what labor industries in particular can do about it.

Free Child Sex Trafficking Webinar Series is available. The series of six individual 90-minute modules presented via live webinars or self-paced computer based trainings (CBTs) is hosted by the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. For a detailed schedule, click here.


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

RRCAHT proudly announces publication of its first newsletter


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

Safe Harbour videos about Human Trafficking in our Community

The Monroe County Safe Harbour Program released two videos on July 2, 2014, to spread an important message about the sex trafficking of children in our community - yes, there is sex trafficking in our community.

A recent discussion at The Heritage Foundation focused on the role that government and civil society play in ending human trafficking. Panelists included Cindy McCain, Holly Burkhalter of the International Justice Mission (IJM), Tom Kelly of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and Heritage’s Olivia Enos.

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