The Passaic County Human Trafficking Unit investigates/prosecutes long-term sex and labor trafficking cases in coordination with local, state and federal agencies. Investigations may arise within this unit or through referrals from local police departments and or other governmental agencies. Human Trafficking is considered to be modern-day slavery which occurs more often than many people might think. And, it is not just an international or a national problem—it also is a local one. It is big business, and it involves a lot of perpetrators and victims.
Traffickers represent every social, ethnic, and racial group. They use force, drugs, emotional tactics, and financial methods to control their victims. These abusive methods of control impact the victims both physically and mentally. Passaic County Prosecutor's Office is committed to identifying victims and prosecuting traffickers through proactive and reactive investigations.