January is National Human Trafficking Prevention & Awareness Month. The NJ Office of the Attorney General and Division of Criminal Justice will hold its’ annual Human Trafficking Awareness event on January 25th, 2024 at the War Memorial in Trenton.
Please join us for “Truths about Human Trafficking”
The only way to truly end human trafficking is to prevent it. Prevention starts in our communities, by recognizing, and addressing the conditions that allow trafficking to happen in the first place. Today’s speakers will discuss the intersection of trafficking with poverty, addiction, homelessness, domestic violence, trauma, and more, as well as the need for Community Engagement.
Even before it had a name and before it became a crime, we knew human trafficking - people being exploited, due to circumstances beyond their control. And while the country has been combatting this horrendous crime since the passing of the Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act in 2000, many misconceptions remain. Therefore, we must remove the mystery from human trafficking so that people can recognize it and keep it from thriving in the shadows.