Saturday, March 23 | 2 – 3:30 PM
Huxley Auditorium | New York State Museum | 260 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY
Focus and Purpose
The focus of this presentation will be on how Human Trafficking is impacting the Hispanic/Latino community in New York State. While Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States, this demographic continues to be underrepresented in all aspects of society, suffers from high poverty rates, highest High School drop out rates, and also disproportionately affected by Human Trafficking. The purpose of this presentation is geared at educating the Latino community about not only how to identify a potential situation but also how and where to seek help.
Speakers will address Federal and State Law and how modern-day cases can be found in least-thought of places – not just in NYC but across NYS. The audience may be able to ask questions if time permits, with guided time limitations.
Issues to be addressed
- Impact in the Hispanic/Latino Community
- Ways to combat Human Trafficking in our community
- Resources available to organizations and victims
Human Trafficking in New York
- Between 2000 and 2010, 11,268 trafficking victims were provided with social and legal services in New York City alone (of these, 6,580 were minors).
- Last year in NYS nearly three times as many people in prostitution, many sex trafficking victims, were arrested as johns.
- In 2011, 3,893 people in prostitution were arrested in New York State.
- Director of Midtown Community Court identified 70% of the people arrested for prostitution in their court as trafficking victims.