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January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month


NEWTON, NJ—During the month of January, which is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking will be hosting several small events around the state.

This year, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day fell on January 11. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 83 percent of victims in America are U.S. citizens.

“Most were first trafficked between the ages of 11 to 14 years old. Anyone under age 18 involved in the commercial sex industry is considered a human trafficking victim,” stated Mandy Bristol-Leverett, CAN Founder, in a press release.

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The CAN foundation will be hosting an event to raise awareness for Human Trafficking on January 27. The event will take place at Mountaintop Church located at 6 Naughright Road in Hackettstown, NJ and will be from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

“This event is a professionally accredited human trafficking training starting with HT101 by law enforcement. Breakout sessions include It's the Law, Community and Workplace Mobilization, Healthcare and Service Providers, and Abolition in Schools. Exhibitors from various state agencies and organizations will be featured. The event will include Survivors Speak Out, and conclude with a Call to Action,” said Bristol-Leverett.

 For more information on how to obtain CE credits and to register for the event visit, and register for one general admission, one 10:40 am breakout, and one 11:15 am breakout per registrant.

If you have any questions or need assistance, you can contact the event administrator, or email

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