View reports and presentations on Human Trafficking, and get to know the Human Trafficking Task Forces in your area and across the globe.
New Jersey Organizations
- New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT)
- New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking was formed in 2011 as a nonprofit/volunteer group and made up of over 170 diverse groups in the state which includes nonprofits, faith-based orgs, governments, agencies, academics, and law enforcement, among others.
- State of New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force
- To address the problem of trafficking of humans in New Jersey, the Attorney General and the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) have convened the New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force (NJHTTF), comprised of state and federal law enforcement agencies, state regulatory departments, advocacy groups, and social service providers. The Attorney General and DCJ are committed to training and assisting law enforcement in methods of identifying victims and signs of trafficking to disrupt and interdict this activity. Their goals are to train and assist law enforcement in methods of identifying victims and signs of trafficking in order to disrupt and interdict this activity, coordinate statewide efforts in the identification and provision of services to victims of human trafficking, and increase the successful interdiction and prosecution of trafficking of human persons.
- The Covenant House of New Jersey in Newark
- The Covenant House of New Jersey in Newark has actively been involved with runaway children and has provided safe shelter to many victims over the years. They also have a site and many resources listed at Abolish Child Trafficking (A.C.T.)
- Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS)
- GEMS’ mission is to empower girls and young women, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking, to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. GEMS provides resources and supports to victims of trafficking including advocacy, education and housing.
- POLARIS’ comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what they do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate. Their services include maintaining a 24/7 National Human Trafficking Hotline, coordinating with referral partners nationwide as a national access point for trauma-informed support.
- ECPAT is a worldwide network of organizations working to end the sexual exploitation of children. They work at all levels, supporting shelters for survivors, training and supporting law enforcement, influencing governments and conducting a wide range of research.
- The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are the authoritative global standard on business and human rights, unanimously endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011. The 31 principles set expectations of states and companies about how to prevent and address negative impacts on human rights by business. Shift works with a wide range of organizations around the world to help them successfully implement these principles.
Human Trafficking Presentations and Reports
Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS)
- Report: Are Companies Telling Investors What They Need to Know?
- Report: Doing Business with Respect for Human Rights
- Report: How to Do Business With Respect for Children’s Right to Be Free From Child Labour
- Report: Mapping the Modern Slavery Act Against the UN Guiding Principles
- Report: How Can Businesses Impact Human Rights?
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of State
Teaching and Learning Resources
With the January 2020 “Out of the Shadows” installation commencing with the start of the Spring 2020 semester, faculty are encouraged to consider integrating the issue of human trafficking and the unique elements of this particular project into their Spring 2020 courses. To support teaching related to “Out of the Shadows,” the University’s Office for Faculty Advancement has assembled teaching ideas, modules, readings, and other resources to design your own assignments.