The New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force (NJHTTF), convened by the Attorney General and the Division of Criminal Justice, describes trafficking in persons as modern day slavery. According to the NJHTTF brochure, "Victims of human trafficking, men, women and children, can be exploited for the purpose of commercial sexual activity, including prostitution and pornography, as well as many types of forced labor, including domestic servitude and migrant agricultural work. Traffickers lure and control their victims through the use of force, fraud, or coercion, and employ techniques such as physical and psychological abuse, false employment offers, document holding, and isolation.” (NJHTTF Brochure - [pdf])Human trafficking is a rapidly growing criminal industry. Due to New Jersey’s dense population and prominent location along the Interstate 95 corridor, our State is considered particularly vulnerable to the proliferation of human trafficking. It is important to raise awareness about this issue, learn how to identify potential trafficking situations and understand the impact human trafficking has on those affected.
For more information and additional resources on human trafficking please visit the NJHTTF website link below.
NJ Human Trafficking Liaisons by County
New Jersey Human Trafficking 24 HR Hotline:
New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT)
A coalition of more the than 180 diverse groups whose mission is to unite NJ communities to end human trafficking.
NJ Human Trafficking Services (Dream Free)
Operated by Avanzar (formerly the Atlantic County Women’s Center)
Services for Statewide Human Trafficking are holistic, addressing all forms of human trafficking. These services are provided on a statewide level.
24 Hr. Hotline: 1-800-286-4184
Operated by Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ)
LSNJ launched this anti-Human Trafficking initiative to assist individuals, regardless of age or immigration status, for both sex and labor trafficking, throughout the state. LSNJ provides holistic and comprehensive civil legal services through the staffing of PROTECT and the resources of the state-wide legal services system.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
24 Hr. Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
Text: BE FREE (233733); text “HELP” or “INFO”