Good New: New York Makes Trafficking Survivors’ Addresses Private(Reuters, Aug.2nd,2019)

Under the new law, victims of sexual offenses, stalking and human trafficking can participate in a confidentiality program that lets them keep their location private and use a substitute address provided by the state.The confidentiality program, once limited to domestic violence victims, allows survivors to hide home, school and work addresses.“We are providing much needed protections to these survivors,” said state Sen. Julia Salazar, the bill’s lead sponsor.“This will prevent not just future physical violence, but additional emotional and psychological harm as well.” Last year, the national human trafficking hotline received around 500 reports of suspected cases of trafficking in New York. Nationwide, that number reached 11,000 calls.