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 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 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
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