Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery involving the use of force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against the worker’s will. It is taking place throughout the world, oftentimes in plain sight.
- You may find evidence of sex trafficking in residential brothels, escort services, fake massage businesses, and strip clubs.
- Labor trafficking may be found in settings involving domestic work, small businesses, large farms, and factories.
- Vulnerable populations such as runaway and homeless youth, foreign nationals, and individuals who have experienced violence and trauma in the past, are often the most susceptible to human trafficking.
If you believe you have information about a potential trafficking situation:
NJ Human Trafficking Taskforce
The NJ Human Trafficking Taskforce is also available to take calls 24/7. If you are a victim of this form of abuse or you know someone whom you suspect of this, call the NJ Human Trafficking Hotline at (855) 363-6548. Visit their website for a wide array of resources.
Help Spread the Word
Help reach victims and survivors of human trafficking in your community. Outreach flyers are available in multiple languages here.
Despite growing awareness about this crime, human trafficking is underreported. NJ 211 has partnered with the National Human Trafficking Hotline in an effort to connect those in need of services with those who can help. Dial 2-1-1 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline for help.