We must all join the fight against human trafficking

We’re talking about our children here. Nine, 10, 11, 12 years old. 14-year-old girls. 15-year-old boys. The most vulnerable. The most easily exploited by adults. Their lives thrown into turmoil through domestic abuse and unsafe foster homes and poverty and drugs. We’re talking about the sex trafficking of our children, the new slaves of the 21st century. Click here to read the full...

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SCHENECTADY COUNTY — The efforts of SAFE Inc. of Schenectady haven’t gone unnoticed, and the state Office of Children and Family Services is helping the organization expand its mission. The local organization has worked with the county Department of Social Services to end youth homelessness and sexual exploitation in the area since 1985, and the state OCFS is providing funding to help: a $90,000 grant to further address trafficking...

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CAPITAL REGION — Slavery isn’t just a thing of the past. Human trafficking, or forcing a person through fraud or coercion to engage in commercial sex acts or labor services, is the most common form of modern-day slavery, according to fbi.gov. SAFE Inc. of Schenectady, with the county Department of Social Services, works every day to end youth homelessness and sexual exploitation in the area. “People often mistakenly think sex...

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