State AG marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in 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

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: Nor'easter conditions hit New Jersey
A powerful nor'easter caused some of the New 2 Flood pumps help keep Hoboken mostly dry
Rough surf caused some beach erosion in Ortley 3 Strong nor'easter hits the Jersey Shore
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 4 New Jersey Weather Forecast
Strong winds caused some utility poles to tip 5 Video: Nor'easter brings concern to Jersey Shore

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE