Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Victims of human trafficking can be exploited for the purpose of sexual activity, including prostitution and pornography, as well as many types of forced labor, including domestic servitude and hospitality. Traffickers lure and control their victims through use of force, fraud or coercion; using such techniques as psychological abuse, false employment offers, document holding and isolation. Women and children are the most likely victims of trafficking — sold into dangerous and abusive situations.

NCJW/Essex is committed to exposing and addressing the multiple aspects of human trafficking through public awareness, education and advocacy. We have participated in the SOAP (Save our Adolescents from Prostitution) campaign – delivering resources including free soap bars labeled with the National Human Trafficking Hotline number to area hotels –  and we are launching a poster outreach campaign.

NCJW/Essex is a member of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking. []

For more information on how you can get involved, email