Join the Massachusetts BEST Employers Alliance
The BEST Employers Alliance is the first public private partnership in the nation to work across industries to prevent sex trafficking and sex buying.
In order to join the alliance, we ask that you:
- Gain approval by Executive Leadership.
- Complete online Self-Assessment below
- Commit to making progress within the first year by beginning to implement any of the BEST Practices for Employers.
Our self-assessment tool helps organizations measure their progress and opportunities in the prevention of sex trafficking. It is also a step that is required for organization that wish to join the BEST Employers Alliance.
All information in this self-assessment, including your organization's name, will remain confidential unless you provide permission for information to be shared.
To complete this assessment, you will need information about your organization's sex trafficking prevention activities.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
Defining our terms
Definition of Sex Trafficking in Massachusetts:
Subjecting, recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining by any means (or the attempt thereof) another person to engage in commercial sexual activity, a sexually explicit performance or the production of unlawful pornography (OR causing a person to engage thereof OR benefiting financially or receiving anything of value for these acts).
Definition of Sex Trafficking under US Federal Law:
Sex trafficking includes: (A) inducing a child (under age 18) to perform a commercial sex act (such as prostitution or the making or pornography) OR (B) using force, fraud, or coercion to compel an adult into a commercial sex act.
A commercial sex act means any sex act in which anything of value is given to or received by any person.
Trafficking can include the selling or the buying of sex when the above circumstances are present.