Office of Children and Family Services

 

NEWS
For Immediate Release: 10/22/2013

Contact: Jennifer Givner

Email: Jennifer.Givner@ocfs.ny.gov

Phone: 518-402-3130

OCFS AND THE NYC MAYOR’S OFFICE TEAM UP TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Updated public service announcement, “Let’s Call an End to Human Trafficking” explains human trafficking and how to help victims

RENSSELAER, NY – The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and the New York City Mayor’s Office released an updated public service announcement (PSA) aimed at putting a stop to human trafficking. The “Let’s Call an End to Human Trafficking” PSA is a 30-second video narrated by actor and anti-trafficking advocate Emma Thompson and produced by NYC Media, the official network of the City of New York. It raises awareness about the reality of trafficking not just in New York City, an international hub, but across the state.

A person is a victim of human trafficking when they are forced, tricked, or coerced into performing commercial sex acts or working in exploitive jobs. A victim of trafficking can be from any foreign country or from anywhere in the