New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition

http://www.stophumantraffickingny.wordpress.com

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

History

The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA) is is proposed New York State legislation (A.506/S.7) sponsored by Assembly member Amy Paulin and Senator Andrew Lanza. TVPJA would improve New York State’s efforts to end human trafficking by enhancing protection for trafficking victims - particularly for sexually exploited children. The TVPJA increases accountability for buyers and traffickers who fuel this criminal industry and prevents re-victimization of trafficking victims by the justice system through the following measures:RECOGNIZING THAT BUYING CHILDREN FOR SEX IS CHILD ABUSE, DEFENDING TRAFFICKED PEOPLE FROM CRIMINAL PROSECUTION, STRENGTHENING CASES AGAINST TRAFFICKERS VIA WIRETAPS, ELIMINATING STIGMATIZING LANGUAGE.

Mission

The New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition is a group of organizations that have joined forces to increase public awareness of human trafficking in our communities, enact anti-trafficking laws, improve law enforcement response and increase social services to help people escape trafficking. New York is a leading entry, transit and destination point for trafficking victims. The New York Anti-Trafficking Coalition helped drive the passage of two momentous laws in New York State: The New York Anti-Trafficking Law and the Safe Harbor for Exploited Youth Act, and is now working to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act.

  • Contact Information:
  • 150 West 28th Street , Suite 304
  • New York, New York 10001
  • United States
  • Active In: United States
  • Forms of Abolition: 
  • Awareness, Policy Making
  • Forms of Slavery: 
  • Domestic Servitude, Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor, Bonded Labor, Child Labor, Forced Marriage
  • Tel: 212-627-9895