Safe Harbour

NYS Safe Harbour Act is implemented to strengthen our existing system to create a more effective and efficient response to youth who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation or trafficking, or who are vulnerable to it. 

Child Exploitation is defined as the act of using a child (age 0-18) for profit, labor, sexual gratification where an adult gains personal or financial advantages.

Red Flags:

  • Runaways
  • Foster System
  • Homeless
  • Survivors of prior abuse
  • Does not attend school or is frequently absent
  • Excessive amount of cash or electronics that would typically be more than they can afford
  • Has multiple cell phones
  • In a controlling relationship
  • Couch surfing
  • Branded/ tattoos/ markings
  • Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health


  • National Human Trafficking Hotline Number: 1-888-373-7888 or text “HELP” to 233733

This program is funded by NYS OCFS and Wyoming County.

  1. Leah Cappadonia

    Youth Program Coordinator
    Phone: 585-786-8850