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Human Trafficking


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. 

Reporting Potential Human Trafficking

If you believe you have information about a potential trafficking situation, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline. They can be contacted at any time and interpreters are available.

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.

Contact Us

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.

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