The New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force has launched a new hotline for people to call to report suspected incidents of human trafficking in the state of New Jersey
. The new hotline – 1-855-END-NJ-HT (1-855-363-6548) – is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by detectives in the Human Trafficking Unit within the Division of Criminal Justice.
With the Super Bowl expected to bring an influx of thousands of people into New Jersey, the state will be at an increased vulnerability to human trafficking. New Jersey is already a prime location for domestic and international human trafficking because of its central location between the New York metropolitan area and the tri-state metropolitan region of Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
“We hope that public vigilance will lead to referrals to the new hotline, which will in turn lead to additional investigations and prosecutions,” Division of Criminal Justice Director Elie Honig said. “The Division of Criminal Justice will continue to work hand-in-hand with its law enforcement partners to combat the heinous crime of human trafficking.”
The New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force, under the direction of Assistant Attorney General Tracy M. Thompson, trains and assists law enforcement in methods of identifying victims and signs of trafficking in order to disrupt and interdict this activity, coordinates statewide efforts in the identification and provision of services to victims of human trafficking and increases the successful interdiction and prosecution of trafficking of humans.
Learn more at the NJToday.net article: NJ Human Trafficking Task Force Launches New Hotline.