EXODUS: NCJW’s Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiative
Sex trafficking of women and children is a disturbing reality in the United States. Taking to heart our history of slavery in Egypt and our belief that no one should be exploited, NCJW aims to expose and address this issue with a powerful program of public awareness, education, and advocacy. The EXODUS Action Kit includes advocacy resources, program ideas, and useful information. Use the materials to enhance your current anti-trafficking efforts or to begin raising awareness about sex trafficking in your community.
NEW: Check out NCJW’s Anti-Sex Trafficking State Policy Action Kits, now available on the menu to the left!
Check out this program bank cataloging the work that NCJW sections and leaders are doing to combat sex trafficking in communities across the country. To add your program to this resource, please fill out this form.
State Advocacy Resources
National Trafficking Hotline Posting Laws Action Kit
Safe Harbor Laws Action Kit
Vacatur Laws Action Kit
Media and Social Media Resources
- Exodus Social Media Guide
- Tips for Writing an Op-Ed
- Tips for Writing a Letter to the Editor
- Sample Op-Ed: Human Trafficking Hotline Saves Lives
- Sample Op-Ed: Passover, Liberation, and Modern-Day Slavery
- National Trafficking Hotline Posting Laws Social Media Guide
- Safe Harbor Laws Social Media Guide
- Vacatur Laws Social Media Guide
Book & Film Resources
Distance Learning Calls
NCJW State Policy Focus: Implementing National Trafficking Hotline Posting Laws
The National Trafficking Hotline provides a lifeline to survivors of trafficking across the country, operating 24 hours a day in over 170 languages. A total of 28 states, as well as the District of Columbia, have passed laws requiring the hotline to be posted in transportation hubs, sexually oriented businesses, emergency care providers, job recruitment centers, hospitals, and other public places. (To learn more, see NCJW’s fact sheet.) But once these laws are passed they must be implemented! Watch this video call to learn more about effective implementation strategies.
NCJW State Policy Focus: Vacating Trafficking Convictions Laws
Vacating trafficking convictions laws ensure that survivors of sex trafficking are not forced to pay for the crimes of their traffickers. On Tuesday, July 19 NCJW held a call with the experts to learn more about this legislation and how we can get it passed in our communities. Featured speakers include: Lori Cohen, Chair of EXODUS: NCJW’s Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiative; Jessica-Wind Abolafia, Staff Attorney at Sanctuary for Families; and Maya Paley, NCJW Los Angeles Director of Community Outreach and Advocacy.
NCJW State Policy Focus: National Trafficking Hotline Posting Laws
This call provides an introduction to National Trafficking Hotline Posting Laws along with tips on passing, strengthening, and implementing the legislation.
Combating Sex Trafficking in Our Communities
This call features NCJW leaders’ local anti-trafficking work in Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and California.
From Slavery to Freedom: Ending Human Trafficking
This call presents the conditions that allow human trafficking to exist, introduces NCJW’s initiative to combat sex trafficking in the United States, and features T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights’ work to combat labor trafficking. These issues are also connected to the Jewish observance of Passover.
Jewish Ritual and Holiday Resources
Human Trafficking in Israel
Questions? Looking for a resource you can’t find? Already working on anti-trafficking efforts and want to let someone know? Contact Carly Manes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202 296 2588 ext. 1.