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Tania Peterson Chandler, VP of Operations, EAC Network, addresses the press conference with Steve Bellone, County Executive for Suffolk County (left of podium).
Educating our Community and Bringing Hope

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is an illegal multi-billion-dollar industry in which individuals are forced to engage in commercial sex, labor, or other services against their will. This modern day slavery occurs on a global scale and even happens in our own neighborhoods.

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Modern Day Slavery: Right Here, Right Now

The Global Slavery Index estimates that 45.8 million people are currently enslaved in some form. Modern slavery consists of human trafficking for physical labor or sex. The victims include women, young girls and boys, and LGBTQ youth, who are often lured or forced into prostitution. We may think modern slavery only takes place in faraway lands, but it’s happening right here, right now.