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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


Two Rochester men were charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office with conspiracy to sex traffic minors and sex trafficking of minors. 


Spotlight on Coalition Member  


Lauren VanCott is part of a team that headed to India on Oct. 3rd to provide anti-human trafficking training in Northeast India. The workshop will be led by Dr. Linda Caringal, a medical missionary from the Philippines, who developed and has conducted anti-human trafficking workshops in Nepal, the Philippines, and the upcoming workshop will be the third in India. Along with Dr. Caringal, the team consists of one member from the  Philippines, Lauren and three other members from the U.S., and one member from India.  India has more than 14 million modern-day slaves - approx. 40% of the world's trafficked persons.



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Trafficking: One woman's journey from Staten Island slavery to her own boss

Christian Science Monitor - November 2, 2015


Modern slavery: Labor trafficking is everywhere and nowhere

Christian Science Monitor - October 26, 2015


Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.2 Million In Fed Funds To Combat Human Trafficking In Erie County

US Senator Chuck Schumer of New York - September 29, 2015


Chinese nationals arrested for human trafficking on Long Island

Examiner - September 26, 2015


New York Times Highlights Photographs of NYC Trafficking Victim

Human Rights First blog - September 17, 2015


Photographing Human Trafficking in New York

New York Times - September 14, 2015


Angels aid trafficking victims

Democrat and Chronicle - August 30, 2015


Fundraiser aims to end slavery in modern day

Democrat and Chronicle - August 27, 2015


Man pleads guilty to sex trafficking

Democrat and Chronicle - August 8, 2015



Plight of Saratoga human trafficking victims revealed

San Jose Mercury-News - November 20, 2015


International nonprofit taking unique approach to fight human trafficking in Colorado

The Denver Channel - November 20, 2015


To Curb Human Trafficking, Montgomery County Lawmakers Target Johns

WAMU 88.5, American University Radio - November 20, 2015


Sen. McCaskill conducts hearing on sex trafficking investigation

KOMU, Columbia, MO - November 19, 2015


Trafficking: In Florida's tomato fields, a fight for ethical farm labor grows (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - November 16, 2015


From England's pews, a quiet abolitionist finds his voice on slavery

Christian Science Monitor - November 9, 2015


From trafficking victim to rescuer: 'I got her out'

Christian Science Monitor - November 2, 2015


Signal International apologizes to hundreds of exploited Indian guest workers

Southern Poverty Law Center - September 29, 2015


Slavery hidden in plain sight

Mansfield (OH) News Journal - September 27, 2015


Law would require human trafficking signage at businesses

WTSP-10 News, Tampa - September 25, 2015


DOJ announces $44M in grant funding to fight human trafficking

The Hill - September 24, 2015


Unprecedented lawsuit filed on behalf of child sex exploitation victim

Minneapolis Star-Tribune - September 23, 2015






Human trafficking of workers a growing problem in Victoria

Sydney Morning Herald - October 5, 2015


We all have a role to play to end human trafficking, officials say

New Times, Rwanda - October 1, 2015




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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.

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.


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.

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 second 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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