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New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Inc.

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Causes: Civil Rights

Mission: To unite New Jersey communities to abolish human trafficking.

Results: By the close of 2018, the NJCAHT is proud to report that it now represents over 170 member organizations and has 192 individual volunteers donating their expertise on at least one of our 12 committees. Our Speakers Bureau has fulfilled over 30 speaking requests in the past year, and each month the requests increase. Our volunteer speakers travel throughout the state sharing presentations and delivering important awareness material to help educate communities. Our educational programming includes our January Internship Program - now in its 3rd year; LOCKER SLAM raising awareness in middle and high schools around the state, High School Assemblies and our Scholarship Program. Our Healthcare Committee works tirelessly to educate medical professionals to be able to recognize the signs of human trafficking. The NJCAHT Legislative Committee will hold its first ADVOCACY WEEK in Trenton from January 14-18, and continues to speak up for key legislation to help end modern slavery. Our 10th Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (SOAP) hotel outreach event will take place in Monmouth County in May 2019. Our Arts Committee is planning our 2nd TRAFFICK SLAM Poetry, Dance and Music evening for May 2019. Our Slave Free Commerce Committee has educated hundreds on the effects of slavery in the supply chain, hosting an important conference at Seton Hall University in Sept 2018, and planning a "chocolate" awareness event for early 2019. The commitment to unite NJ communities to abolish human trafficking is the guiding force of the NJCAHT. To learn more, visit njhumantrafficking.org.

Target demographics: end human trafficking

Direct beneficiaries per year: bring awareness of human trafficking to over 500 people in person and over 2,000 on social media.

Geographic areas served: New Jersey

Programs: educational and advocacy programs aimed at all segments of society, and many opportunities for ordinary citizens to get involved in grassroots abolitionist work.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Ingrid Inspires

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The NJCAHT continues to save lives by raising awareness about Human Trafficking. It’s reach is expanding through partnership with organizations and communities throughout New Jersey. An example of this expansion can be found when exploring the work done by its committee’s. All communities, businesses and organization should consider partnering with the Coalition.

vadams

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In January of 2018, I had the pleasure of interning for this wonderful organization. By doing this, I was able to find my passion for advocating and helping those who do not have a voice. As a group of interns, we created a video on how working professionals are combatting human trafficking in their daily lives. Since then, I have received a scholarship from the coalition in order to continue my studies and help me educate myself on this topic as much as possible. This year, I was lucky to serve as the Assistant Director and Program Developer for the 2019 Internship Program. This opportunity helped me to share my passion with others, and was easily one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever been able to have in my life. Many people are not sure what their purpose in life is, but I am grateful everyday for the coalition to introduce me to my passion for advocacy work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with the Coalition as an intern for about a month this past December while home from university, and it was an amazing experience! The NJ Coalition is dedicated to spreading awareness about and fighting human trafficking in NJ, and I learned so much more information about the extent of human trafficking in my own communities. All of the Coalition members, as well as Danny, the Coalition's president, were committed to spending their time and resources to devote themselves to such an important cause. As an intern, everyone was willing to help me to learn and grow. Seeing the work that organizations like the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking do give me hope that change can happen in our communities!

Cassie P.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the fortunate opportunity to be part of the 2019 Intern Class for the NJCAHT and it was, by far, a lasting and memorable experience. The organization is made up of determined and supportive leaders that consistently seek a variety of ways to promote awareness, abolish modern-day slavery, and ensure the safety of New Jersey communities. The level of empathy and compassion the members of the NJCAHT have is amazing and I'd love to continue supporting their mission in the future.

Sr. Mary Elizabeth L.

Board Member

Rating: 5


Do you really want to do something to help end human trafficking?
It is here in NJ -- it has to be stopped!

NJCAHT is fulfilling its mission "TO UNITE NJ COMMUNITIES TO ABOLISH HUMAN TRAFFICKING"

It works to serve as the hub of community efforts statewide to increase coordination and visibility of NJ’s commitment to end human trafficking.

The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking is made up of over 170 diverse groups in the state, which include nonprofits, faith-based organizations, government agencies, academics, law enforcement, and direct service providers.

Come join us!!
Sr. Mary Beth, MPF
Religious Teachers Filippini

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In representing NCJW/Essex as a member of this coalition, I am amazed at the number of members raising awareness in our state of trafficking that crosses all socio- economic and geographical barriers. The coalition reaches out with information, speakers, and their unique Locker Slam program for schools to help keep this population safe.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I highly recommend this coalition and their efforts to fight human trafficking in the state of NJ. I first volunteered with this group as an active member assisting in events and advocating for HT in my own circle of influence at Zarephath Christian Church, and was impressed by the diligent, purpose driven nature of those in attendance from day 1. I was later involved as a co-chair in a pivotal strategic planning effort launching the group into nonprofit status, and was again impressed at the very high level of engagement of not only the committee but also active members and leaders. Their progress in catalyzing awareness, prevention strategies and advocacy have been consistently exemplary.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

This Coalition has done an amazing job to facilitate collaboration and shared learning among nonprofits, agencies, Community organizations and houses of faith in the fight against human trafficking in NJ. Already, the change in state law is a testimony to the excellent and effective work off this group. They continue to be a hub of information on the anti-trafficking movement within the state, both catalyzing action and raising awareness of this great evil.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The NJCAHT is an incredible organization that is doing powerful work in the fight against modern slavery. I joined following a Volunteer Orientation in October 2018 and am so thankful I did. I am continually inspired by their work. Its members are passionate, knowledgable and committed. As a newcomer to the group, it is refreshing to feel so welcomed to participate and I am impressed by the Coalition's leadership. They do a wonderful job of aligning volunteers with work or committee memberships that suit their particular expertise and talents. I highly recommend the NJCAHT and would strongly encourage learning more through their website, social media presence, or by attending their next volunteer orientation.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I currently co-chair the NJCAHT Healthcare Committee - a group of passionate individuals representing many different sectors of the healthcare field throughout the State. Together we are educating healthcare providers across the spectrum, from undergrads, to medical students, to healthcare professionals - all critical audiences if we are to increase recognition and referral of HT victims.
The NJCAHT brings together many organizations and individuals to share their passions and experiences in order to abolish HT in NJ. The healthcare committee and its members successfully support these efforts with a specific focus on the healthcare arena.

Melissa T.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The premiere organization in New Jersey for edvocating on behalf of survivors -through education, training, advocacy , and across all disciplines- coommunity, law enforcement, education, healthcare

justicenetwork

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking for several years. During that time I have learned a great deal about how to educate the public about this horrific situation, and about how to educate children and parents about how to stay safe and avoid becoming a victim human trafficking. I still have so much to learn and look forward to many years of volunteering with this incredible organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the work of this all volunteer organization. The humanistic quality and voice they give victims of human trafficking is the driving force behind the 150+ organizations that belong to the Coalition. Their work is invaluable as they have shaped life changing legislation in NJ, and members work tirelessly to end this tragic existence for men and women of all ages.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working with the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT) for almost a year now, and I continue to be impressed and inspired every day by the dedication of the people I work with – their compassion is only rivaled by their determination – and the impact of the work that they do. It should be noted that NJCAHT is currently an all-volunteer organization, which makes the efforts of all these individuals that much more admirable. Everyone does this work on their own time, in addition to their other responsibilities and endeavors, because they are passionate about preventing people from being trafficked in the future, rescuing people who are being trafficked right now, and supporting people who have been trafficked in the past. As a coalition, the work of this organization intersects with so many other people from various vocations, backgrounds and organizations. People from all different faiths unite as one for the common purpose of abolishing slavery. The work done is on many fronts: raising awareness of the issues, training others to recognize the signs and providing tools to help them, locating victims, supporting survivors by connecting them with resources – including for deep trauma and long-term, ongoing recovery – connecting with communities, making inroads in the areas of education, healthcare, law enforcement and the arts and, of course, legislative advocacy. This list is tip of the iceberg. I would encourage anyone with an interest to inquire and learn more; there are many ways to serve and time commitment can be the minimum amount you can spare. As someone at a recent meeting once said quite eloquently: “When one of us is enslaved, none of us are free.”

Dayanna C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a part of this organization has changed my life for the better because I am now even more motivated to continue my efforts against human trafficking and to continue my education so that I can provide victims of this crime with counseling and a chance at a better life. I learned so much through the internship I had with this organization and there is still so much more I want to learn so that I can bring awareness of this issue back home to my town and my family. These are just baby steps but I know that with this organization we can spread worldwide awareness and bring about change to such a major issue in this world!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of being an intern for this organization. Everyone involved is so passionate and dedicated to ending human trafficking, it's truly an incredible non-profit filled with wonderful people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joining the NJCAHT was the greatest decision I have ever made. As an intern, I was able to witness the organization and support throughout all levels of the organization. As a non-profit, completely run by volunteers, these individuals are truly dedicated to the cause of ending modern day slavery. I am honored to remain working closely with this organization. Change is going to come.

Keren M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm so honored I was able to be an intern in the NJCAHT organization. I came in knowing I wanted to go into law enforcement and become a detective in hopes to join the FBI. During this whole experience I was exposed to the realness of human trafficking and the lack of knowledge people know about it and much less talk about the topic. I've had this growing desire to help people in all different situations, but hearing the life traumas face-to-face of the victims themselves has broaden my horizon and redirected my career path. I'm still pursuing my detective dream job, but plan on specializing in sexual assault victims and that's all thanks to the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking. I could never thank this organization enough for the experiences, knowledge, and new perspective I've gained. Thanks a million!!!

Gabriela L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization! I had the privilege of participating in their Intern program this winter. The members of the Coalition are very passionate about this issue and do a great job at advocating to others. I learned so much in this short time and look forward to continue volunteering in the Coalition and spreading the word to others!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of being an intern for this program. Such a wonderful group of people coming together to abolish a topic that is rarely talked about. Everyone in the coalition is outstanding and I cannot wait to get involved some more!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This past winter I had the wonderful opportunity of interning at the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking. This internship not only gave me hands on experience, but it also opened my eyes to a serious issue. A classroom will never be able to amount to what I learned about human trafficking through this internship. Despite the internship being short I was enlightened and empowered the whole time. I am beyond proud of being able to put a production with such great people. Thank you NJ Coalition, for granting me this opportunity.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with the NJCAHT for 5 years and am always impressed at the passion and expertise with which the membership engages in the fight against human trafficking. I now serve on the board, and my respect and admiration for the NJCAHT continues to grow. With a diverse group of volunteers (individuals and organizations) working together in unity, we have seen great strides in the fight against human trafficking. Through legislative, healthcare, education, arts, and other efforts, awareness is being raised and appropriate responses to violations are in place. I give my highest recommend to this nonprofit organization.

1 Stephen De L.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first got involved in fighting human trafficking back in 2006, when I started working with the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services, who then had the contract from the US Department of Health and Human Services to administer grants to service providers nationwide. Since then I have gotten involved locally where I live in the New York metropolitan area, working among other things on a pro bono pilot project with the newly-established New York Human Trafficking Intervention Courts. I got involved with the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking around the time that it helped to draft and pass the then-most comprehensive human trafficking laws in the country. Since then I have become a member of the Steering Committee and the Legislative Committee. This organization is phenomenal. It has over 150 member organizations, works with all levels of local, state, and federal governmental agencies and law making bodies, offers many diverse opportunities for anyone to get involved in fighting human trafficking. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in this field to join us. It is well worth it! We'd love to have you.