Victims of human trafficking are found with nothing. Your support helps us provide many things, from a pair of shoes to our ability to reunite victims with their families. Our current needs far outstrip our resources. Your gift today, no matter the amount, will help combat this growing plague in our community.
Human trafficking has become one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world and in our community. Our mission is to develop a coordinated community response to combat the perpetrators of human trafficking – a form of modern day slavery. Help us put an end to human trafficking in southern New Jersey.
HEAAT is committed to advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels of government to help enact legislation that will combat the perpetrators of trafficking, and also to provide for the needs of survivors, including material and financial needs, as well as emotional and social support. Join the fight by getting involved, making a donation, or spreading the word about human trafficking in our community.
- Trafficking primarily involves exploitation, which comes in many forms, including forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude, and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography.
- According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.
- According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children.
- The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14 years old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.
- Human trafficking is the second-largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking). It reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion every year.
- In 2013, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 7 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.
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