NJ stepping up war on prostitution
New Jersey is stepping up its war on prostitution in the weeks
leading up to the Super Bowl, with an estimated 10,000 sex workers
expected to descend on the area.
The state’s human trafficking awareness committee is conducting
seminars with city and state workers, private sector employees and
middle- and high-schoolers.
“They will hear from girls who were trafficked,” Tracy M.
Thompson, who runs the program for the Attorney General’s
NJ.com. “And they will hear it could have been stopped if
somebody just said something.”
She points out that while “the Super Bowl will cause a spike in
it … this is an ongoing initiative.”
In May, Gov. Chris Christie signed the Human Trafficking
Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act into law, establishing
harsher sentences for pimps and providing a victims assistance fund