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Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

John Carricato

Aug 30, 2023

14th Annual Event of the Division of Women Services Sheds Light on a Harsh Reality

In the midst of our communities, a sinister reality often goes unnoticed, leaving countless lives shattered in its wake. Human trafficking, a grave violation of human rights, continues to thrive globally, robbing individuals of their freedom, dignity, and hope. In this article we take a look at the somber truth of human trafficking, explore the challenges faced by its victims, discuss how to identify the signs, and extend an invitation to an important event dedicated to raising awareness and fostering change.

Unveiling the Dark Underbelly: The Heartbreaking World of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a global crisis that knows no bounds. From small towns to sprawling cities, its reach is far and wide. Victims, often vulnerable individuals seeking a better life, find themselves trapped in exploitative situations, subjected to physical and emotional abuse. The perpetrators of this crime prey on the desperation and dreams of others, creating a cycle of suffering that seems impossible to break.

Empowering ourselves with knowledge is paramount to combating human trafficking. By recognizing the warning signs, we can be the eyes and ears of our communities, offering a lifeline to those in need. Key indicators include:

Isolation and Fear: Victims may appear isolated from friends and family, displaying signs of fear, anxiety, or depression.

Unusual Working Conditions: Individuals subjected to long hours, low wages, and inhumane living conditions may be trapped in exploitation.

Controlled Movements: Victims might have limited freedom of movement, often accompanied by someone who appears to be in control.

Inconsistent Stories: Traffickers manipulate their victims, resulting in inconsistencies in their stories or reluctance to share information.

Lack of Identification: Individuals might lack personal identification documents and seem dependent on others.

Taking a Stand at the Brookhaven Town Division of Women’s Service 14th Annual Event

The Brookhaven Town Division of Women’s Services will be holding its 14th annual Conference on September 30, 2023.  The event headline is “Human Trafficking: The Sad Reality”. Keynote speakers joining the Division of Women's Services are:

  • Suffolk County DA Ray Tierney,

  • Suffolk County Under Sheriff Kevin Catalina,

  • Suffolk County Deputy Police Commission Anthony Carter,

This event serves as a platform for raising awareness, sharing insights, and uniting the Brookhaven community against this grave injustice.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: Brookhaven Town Hall - 1 Independence Plaza, Farmingville, NY

  • Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 AM

  • Cost: $10 (includes breakfast)

To register online, visit . If you prefer to pay offline, make checks payable to Town of Brookhaven Women's Services and mail to:

Town of Brookhaven Women's Services, and mail to:1 IndependenceHill Farmingville, NY 11738

For more information on human trafficking

Blue Campaign | Homeland Security (

Myths, Facts, and Statistics - Polaris (

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