Legal Services for Human Trafficking Survivors

If you are a victim of human trafficking, The Legal Project can help you.

Human Trafficking includes both Labor and Sex Trafficking.  Human Trafficking is when someone uses force, fraud, or coercion to recruit, harbor, transport, or obtain a person for labor services or a commercial sexual act.  For a person under 18, force, fraud, or coercion is not required for Sex Trafficking.

Indicators of Human Trafficking include:

• Working long and unusual hours

• Paid little or not at all

• Not free to come and go

• Owes a large debt to employer

• Not in control of identification documents (e.g. passport, license)

• Not allowed to speak for themselves

How can The Legal Project help?

The Legal Project offers free and confidential consultations with an attorney who will listen to you and help you learn about what avenues the law gives you.  We can answer legal questions and offer representation in certain areas.  We can provide a wide range of services.

For more information, download the brochure below or call us at (518) 435-1770. All programs and services have specific eligibility requirements.  Please call us for more information at (518) 435-1770. 


Download our free brochure.

Brochure - Human Trafficking (pdf)


Upcoming Symposium: "Trapped in our own backyard"

Please join us for this important symposium and story of survival.

"Trapped in our own backyard: A Symposium on Human Trafficking & Story of Survival will be held at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox church at 440 Whitehall Road in Albany, New York.  The Symposium will be held from 9:00am-12:00 pm and will feature Mary Armistead of The Legal Project as one of the featured speakers.

The Symposium is presented by the Ladies Philotochos Societies of the Capital Region and the Schenectady County Safe Harbour Anti-Trafficking Program.

For more information please call (518) 489-4442 or visit