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2017 News
  1/10/17 - Backpage.com shuts down adult services ads after relentless pressure from authorities  
     
  12/22/16 - Trenton Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Cherry Hill Human Trafficking Case  
     
     
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2016 News  
  12/28/16 - White House News Release: Presidential Proclamation -- National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017 (download pdf of proclamation)  
     
  11/10/16 - Woman Faces First-Degree Human Trafficking & Prostitution Charges for Allegedly Recruiting Girl, 16, to Engage in Prostitution in South Jersey  
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Washington state assistant attorney general Jonathan Mark walks past a display of a Backpage.com ad following a news conference about action being taken against the adult services… (© Elaine Thompson/File)

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President appoints HT survivors to form an advisory council to this task force
President’s Interagency Taskforce on Human Trafficking - The White House
  When I first learned about human trafficking. I immediately knew that I wanted to do something to combat it. I decided to focus my Girl Scout Award Project on spreading awareness and educating members of my community about human trafficking. For this specific part of my project, I went around to local public and private institutions, businesses and community places and distributed anti-human trafficking posters.         -- Serena Simpkins  
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2015 News
 
  10/9 - Four Indicted on First-Degree Conspiracy and Human Trafficking Charges for Allegedly Trafficking Girl, 14, in Prostitution Ring  
  9/1 - "Court Hands Down Atlantic County's First Human Trafficking Conviction" - Only second conviction in New Jersey under new statute  
  5/14 - Four Charged with First-Degree Human Trafficking for Allegedly Trafficking 14-Year-Old Girl in Hudson County Prostitution Ring - Arrests made by FBI Child Exploitation Task Force & New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice  
  4/13/15 - Five Charged with First-Degree Human Trafficking for Allegedly Trafficking Girl, 16, from New York to New Jersey for Prostitution - Indictment stems from probe by Division of Criminal Justice and South Hackensack Police Department
 
 
  News Coverage - Ahead of the Super Bowl, Officials Sound the Alarm on Human Trafficking (1/23/15)  
     
  New Jersey's 5th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Month Event  
     
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2014 News
News Coverage - Undercover cops in South Hackensack rescue teen girl who was forced into prostitution
8/15 - Five Sentenced to Prison in International Human Trafficking Case - Women were trafficked from Mexico to work in Lakewood brothels
News Coverage - Ex-U.S. Sen. Chiesa on human trafficking: 'There are more slaves now in the world than there were in the Civil War'
7/2 - News Coverage - "A Call to Awareness and Action to End Human Trafficking"
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6/18 - News Coverage - "Recruiting Lawyers to Help Trafficking Survivors"
3/10 - Acting Attorney General Announces Recipient of $350,000 Grant to Combat Human Trafficking
3/10 - Experts Talk Human Trafficking
Rutgers Article - The Daily Targum
1/29 - Combating Human Trafficking in New Jersey - Governor Christie Has Taken Proactive Measures to Protect the Most Vulnerable Members of Our Society Ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII
1/24 - New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and Department of Children and Families Co-Host Statewide Program to Educate Public About Dangers of Human Trafficking
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2013 News
     
11/8/13 - Notice of Available Funding: Federal Victims of Crime Act Funds for New Jersey Human Trafficking Victim Services Program
10/31/13 - Man Who Allegedly Ran Male Prostitution Ring in Ventnor Indicted on First-Degree Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault Charges - Two other men charged in probe by Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Unit & FBI Task Force
10/25/13 - New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force Hosts Summit to Debunk Myths & Raise Awareness About Trafficking Victims and Survivors -Trafficking Survivors Discuss Their Experiences; Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces Grant to Support Victim Services
 
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