Massachusetts

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Local Organizations and Referrals

In addition to the organizations listed below, please call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals.

Lutheran Social Services of New England

Worcester, MA
(508)754-1121, ext  417
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http://www.lssne.org/Services-New-Americans/ILAP/Services/Trafficking.aspx

Support to End Exploitation Now Coalition (SEEN)/Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County
Boston, MA
617-779-2146
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http://www.suffolkcac.org

Roxbury Youthworks, Inc.
Boston, MA
Main: 617-427-8095
GIFT Program: 617-474-2101
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www.roxburyyouthworks.org

My Life My Choice
Boston, MA
Main: (617) 699-4998

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http://www.fightingexploitation.org/

Project REACH/The Trauma Center

http://www.traumacenter.org/

Germaine Lawrence
http://www.germainelawrence.org/

 

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Current Criminal Statutes
In order to access the full text of your state's human trafficking criminal statutes, please click on the state name below to be directed to your state's criminal code. Because links to specific criminal statutes may change, we suggest copying the statute number or title from the table below and pasting it in the search function of the criminal code.
Massachusetts - Current Criminal Statutes
HB 3808-50 Trafficking of persons for sexual servitude; trafficking of persons under 18 years for sexual servitude; trafficking by business entities; penalties; tort actions brought by victims
HB 3808-51 Trafficking of persons for forced service; victims under 18 years; trafficking by business entities; penalties; tort actions brought by victims
HB 3808 Asset Forfeiture
HB 3808-66A Victims of Human Trafficking Trust Fund
HB 3808-1. Definitions
HB 3808-2 Enterprise crime; penalties
HB 3808-39K Child welfare service needs of sexually exploited children
HB 3808 Human Trafficking Task Force

HB 3808 

 Safe Harbor
 4D. Civil remedies for victims of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude; damages; time for actions; representation of victim’s rights by others
 

For additional information about State and Federal Policy, including pending legislation and current statutes in other states, please visit the Policy section.

For general information and additional resources about human trafficking in the United States, please visit the Resources section.

NHTRC call Statistics

To view call statistics for Massachusetts, click on the links below.

2013 Annual Report
NHTRC Massachusetts Report (12/7/2007 - 9/30/2013)

2013 January - June Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Quarter 3 Report

2012 Quarter 2 Report
2012 Quarter 1 Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

For general hotline statistics and reports, click here.

Publications

Representing Victims of Human Trafficking in Massachusetts

If you are aware of a report or publication that you would like included, please email or call the NHTRC.

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list.  Organizations included in this section have human trafficking-specific service programs or have been identified as serving victims of human trafficking. If your organization is not included and you would like to be added, or if you are aware of a specific state report or publication that you would like included, please review inclusion criteria and submit your request via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  All statistics outlined above were generated based on limited criteria from calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline.  This is not a representation or report on the scale or scope of human trafficking on a particular state or national level.  These statistics may be subject to change.

 

 
 
 
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Client Quotes

"Thanks to Polaris Project, I have a job, a home, and many friends that help me when I need it. I am making a life of my own."

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- Survivor of Labor Trafficking & Client of Polaris