FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2020
CONTACT: ESeibold@endgbv.nyc.gov, (201) 978-3228
NEW YORK, NY – January is “National Human Trafficking Prevention” month and blue is the official color to raise awareness of human trafficking including labor trafficking and child sexual exploitation. Today, January 15, is “NYC Go Blue Day” and New York City will light up City Hall and the David Dinkins Municipal Building at sundown to show its support for raising awareness of this human rights issue.
New York City provides vital resources and support through the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) and the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), in addition to other agencies, to respond to and help raise awareness of human trafficking including labor trafficking and child sexual exploitation. The City’s goal is to prevent people from being trafficked and to provide support to those experiencing trafficking.
For more information on human trafficking download ENDGBV’s Understanding Human Trafficking brochure, and to learn how to spot signs of possible child trafficking and provide interventions for trafficked youth at nyc.gov/acs/childrenarenotforsale.
WHO: City of New York
Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV)
NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
WHEN: TODAY: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
4:52 p.m. (SUNDOWN)
WHERE: City Hall
David Dinkins Municipal Building (1 Centre St)
About The Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
The Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) develops policies and programs, provides training and prevention education, conducts research and evaluations, performs community outreach, and operates the New York City Family Justice Centers. We collaborate with City agencies and community stakeholders to ensure access to inclusive services for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence (GBV). GBV can include intimate partner and family violence, elder abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. Read more about the term.
The NYC Family Justice Centers are co‐located multidisciplinary service centers providing vital social services, civil legal, and criminal justice assistance for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence and their children—all under one roof.
About The Administration for Children’s Services
The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) protects and promotes safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care and education services. For more information, please visit: www.nyc.gov/children.