TRENTON - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow shed light on victims of human trafficking today as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day was observed in Trenton. The attorney general says victims are often brought into the state from other countries to work as prostitutes, exotic dancers, child care providers, housekeepers or in nail salons. She says they work for little or no pay and are fearful of leaving because of threats.

News 12 New Jersey spoke to Danielle Douglas, who is a married mom from Union County with a master's degree in social work. Douglas says she was forced into the world of prostitution at the age of 17.

The conference was held to inform the public that people are being traded for sexual exploitation and forced labor right in their own backyard.