PROCLAMATIONS & RESOLUTIONS

The Coalition’s Proclamation Project

On May 6, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed the NJ Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act. Coupled with the measure, the Governor also signed bills designating each January as “Human Trafficking Prevention Month” and January 11th as “Human Trafficking Awareness Day”.  Both the day and the month are marked nationally as times of human trafficking awareness.
 
On November 19, 2015, after working with the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking (Coalition), a resolution was unanimously passed at the NJ League of Municipalities: Urging Local Officials to Provide Leadership in Ending Human Trafficking. You can read that resolution in full HERE

To support municipalities following this resolution, the Coalition produced a COMMUNITY AWARENESS TOOLKIT of ideas and resources. Please ensure that your municipalities have this resource. 


Prior to the passage of this important resolution the Coalition had been urging all municipalities to issue individual proclamations designating January 11 of each year as Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

These towns/counties have issued proclamations :

Atlantic City
Basking Ridge
Beachwood
Bergenfield
Berkeley Heights
Bernards Township
Bloomfield
Boonton
Bound Brook
Branchburg
Brielle
Cedar Grove
Chatham
Chester Borough
Chester Township
Dover
East Hanover
East Orange
East Windsor
Eatontown
Elizabeth
Englewood
Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Fair Haven
Fair Lawn
Fanwood
Frankford Township
Franklin (Somerset Co.)
Freehold Borough
Freehold Township
Frenchtown
Glen Ridge
Gloucester Township
Hackensack
Hackettstown
Hamburg
Hanover
Harvey Cedars
Hasbrouck Heights
Hillsdale
Hoboken
Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Irvington
Jersey City
Jefferson Township
Kearny
Kinnelon
Livingston
Lodi
Long Branch
Madison
Manaplan Township
Manchester Township
Maplewood
Marlboro Township
Mine Hill
Montclair
Montville
Morris Plains
Morris Township
Morristown
Neptune Township
New Providence
North Haledon
Nutley
Paramus
Parsippany-Troy Hills
Pequannock Township
Plainsboro
Prospect Park
Randolph
Red Bank
Ridgewood
Rockaway Borough
Rockaway Township
Roselle
Roxbury
Secaucus
Shrewsbury Borough
Shrewsbury Township
South Orange
Stafford
Summit
Teaneck
Tenafly
Tinton Falls
Union
Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Warren Township
Wayne Township
West Caldwell
West Long Branch
West Orange
Westfield
Westwood
Willingboro