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Human Trafficking

The Dutchess County Task Force Against Human Trafficking is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals, whose mission is to prevent human trafficking by working collaboratively to raise knowledge and awareness in our county, to identify potential victims, and to provide comprehensive trauma informed services.

For more information contact the Human Trafficking Coordinator at 845-249-4878 or email HumanTrafficking@DutchessNY.gov

Prevention Education

Prevention education programs for youth are available through the Dutchess County Human Trafficking Coordinator.  Please email the Human Trafficking Coordinator for information on obtaining these presentations for your group and/or how to attend an upcoming presentation. 

  • Not a #Number is an interactive, five-module prevention curriculum designed to teach youth how to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation through information, critical thinking and skill development
  • I Am Little Red is a 10-minute animated short aimed at children most at-risk for sex trafficking (e.g. foster-care, runaway, LBGTQ, homeless, and adopted children), with the goal of prevention and awareness. 

Dutchess County Task Force Resource Guide (.pdf) contains vital information including hotline numbers, Myths and Facts about Trafficking, and additional materials. 

Contact

  • 845-486-3000
  • 845-486-3090
  • Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS)
    60 Market Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Monday - Friday, 9 am-5:00 pm
    (Doors open at 8:30am)

Additional DCFS Locations

Only paperwork is accepted on Wednesdays for  Temporary Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, and HEAP  (No in-person client interviews)