Police officers, legal advocates, and other law enforcement personnel have a critical role to play in protecting trafficking victims and survivors.
NY Anti-Trafficking Network (NYATN) sheds light on the problem of trafficking in persons, with the goal of ending and preventing trafficking, and providing survivors with the help they need to reclaim their lives and their voices. We leverage our collective expertise as lawyers, social workers, and policy advocates to change law and policy on trafficking. NYATN has provided direct legal and social services to several thousand survivors of human trafficking since 2002.
NYATN roots our advocacy work in basic human rights principles. We are dedicated to a nuanced approach to anti-trafficking efforts that reduces reliance on the criminal justice system and instead values economic opportunity, immigration policy change, and gender equality. We stand firm in promoting dignity, self-determination, and opportunity for people of all genders and experiences.
NYATN provides direct legal and social services to survivors of trafficking, and changes law and policy on trafficking. We activate and support a wide range of stakeholders involved in anti-trafficking work, including survivors, policymakers, media, advocates, influencers, and law enforcement.