HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NEW JERSEY
SPAC has for many years been concerned about human trafficking in New Jersey as it is a portal state for traffickers. Since 2009, we have held multiple conferences dedicated to the issue as it affects New Jersey. SPAC is focused on prevention, protection, prosecution (of johns) and partnership. Those interested in finding out more information on advocacy actions please click here or use the contact us page, Junior League members should contact their SPAC Delegate.
THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCE CENTER 1-888-3737-888
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The US Department of Health & Human Services funds this hotline, which is operated by Polaris Project.
The Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct is the only voluntary set of business principles travel and tour companies can implement to prevent child sex tourism and trafficking of children. The Code is a joint venture between the tourism private sector and ECPAT (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking). ECPAT-USA, as the the Local Code Representative in the US, launched the Code in 2004 along with UNICEF and with exceptional support from Junior League of Minneapolis member Marilyn Carlson Nelson, bringing Carlson Companies on board as the first signatory. Over 1,000 companies have signed onto the Code in 40 countries. Junior Leagues across the nation are helping to end child sex trafficking by encouraging more US-based companies to sign onto the Code.
"Human trafficking is a violation of the human body, mind and spirit. For this vile practice to be taking place in a country that the world looks to as a beacon of freedom... is a terrible irony and an utter tragedy."
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales 2006 National Conference on Human Trafficking