Long Island has been identified as one of 21 regions across the country where trafficking in human beings is rampant.
What is Human Trafficking?
Human Trafficking degrades and victimizes countless individuals every year through forced labor, sexual exploitation, and other forms of servitude. Victims are often physically abused, psychologically coerced, and fearful of reporting their abuse to authorities.
Trafficked individuals are forced, tricked, or coerced to work in a variety of jobs or in the sex industry. These victims are often emotionally and economically dependent upon their abusers, and remain silent as their worlds grow smaller and more dangerous.