Human Trafficking

Sandler & Nagel Address CFNJ on Child Welfare Issues

November 19, 2014 This afternoon, CFNJ hosted Kelly Sandler, of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, and Eliza Nagel, of the Rutgers Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic at Rutgers Law – Newark, to speak on human trafficking and juvenile justice, respectively.…

FBI Sweep Rescues 168 Trafficking Victims

June 25, 2014 As part of a renewed focus on human trafficking, the FBI last week coordinated its eighth nationwide sweep of truck stops, casinos, and adult entertainment venues, this time across 106 cities. The results speak for themselves. Operation…

House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bill

May 21, 2014 Since our interest (and that of our donors) in human trafficking was piqued more than a year ago, we’ve kept a close eye on the issue, particularly ways in which to have philanthropic impact and the status…

Pope Francis Weighs in on Human Trafficking

April 11, 2014 Pope Francis this week said “enough” with human trafficking, calling it a “an open wound on the body of contemporary society.”  We’re glad to have Pope Francis weighing in on this important issue (and former President Jimmy…

Carter Discusses Human Trafficking

April 10, 2014 In an interview with TIME Magazine today, former President Jimmy Carter talks about human trafficking and the best approach to stopping the problem. Scroll down for Carter’s remarks and let us know what you think.  The Community…

NY Times Looks at Economics of Sex Trade

March 13, 2014 The New York Times this week unpacks a recent report commissioned by the Justice Department and conducted by the Urban Institute examining the economics of the sex trade in the United States. Here’s part of what they…

We’re In It to End It

February 27, 2014 Following months of work to stop human trafficking at the recent Super Bowl in New Jersey, today we at the Community Foundation of New Jersey are “in it to end it.”  We’re joining with partners like the…

FBI Recovers 16 Juveniles During Super Bowl

February 4, 2014 Some harrowing – albeit good – news from the FBI.  As part of law enforcement’s focus on human trafficking during the Super Bowl, the agency successfully recovered sixteen juvenile victims.  Six were from New Jersey and all…