What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will. Anyone of any age can be the victims of this. 

Sex Trafficking:

Sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age.

Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues within the sex industry, including residential brothels,  escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution.

Labor Trafficking:

Labor trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

Labor trafficking has been found in diverse labor settings including, domestic work, small businesses, large farms, and factories.

What is Human Trafficking Task Force ?

The Human Trafficking Task Force of Broome, Chenango, Tioga, Cortland, Tompkins, and Delaware Counties identifies and intervenes in human trafficking cases as well as educates the general community about the issue. The American Civic Association is part of a multidisciplinary, non-profit organization, which combats those who objectify humans for personal gain.


This program addresses both sex and labor human trafficking. We also offer services to victims. Working cooperatively with city and town governments, law enforcement, and service organizations, we seek to prevent the spread and work towards the elimination of human trafficking.


We try to bring voices to those who have been silenced. We seek to protect the inalienable rights of all humans. For more information, please contact our office.

1 (888) 373-7888

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Languages: English, Spanish and 200 more languages




From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


From 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


The American Civic Association has been dedicated to its mission of helping immigrants and refugees and building bridges of understanding between foreign- and native-born communities since 1939. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

EIN: 15-0539034


Hours:   Mon – Thu  9 am – 4 pm 

               Fri 9 am – 2 pm


Phone: (607) 723-9419


Fax:       (607) 723-0023


131 Front Street

Binghamton, NY, 13905-3101

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