Jennifer Wolfley, Director of Outreach Services
(585) 748-8490 after 9:00 pm
jwolfley@yahoo.com
 
 
18-Nov-2017

In the Media

 
The misconceptions and realities surrounding human trafficking in Rochester
2017-01-17
WXXI Connections
Evan Dawson
Human trafficking is real, and it's here in Rochester. How can we spot red flags and potential victims? Our panel discusses misconceptions and realities regarding human trafficking. How does it start? Who is targeted? more...


Bill Would Clear Criminal Records of Human Trafficking Victims
2016-10-03
Time Warner Cable News
Mike Hedeen
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- New proposed legislation would clear criminal records of people who are the victims of human trafficking. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was on Monday in Rochester with more details about her bill, which is receiving bipartisan support, to wipe clean the records of those who commit non-violent crimes as a direct result of human trafficking. more...


Legislation introduced to help victims of human trafficking
2016-10-03
WROC-TV
staff writer
The Trafficking Survivors Relief Act of 2016 would help victims of human trafficking nationwide – and the push for its passage is starting right here in New York. more...


Nonprofit holds vigil for Brittanee Drexel
2016-09-19
Democrat & Chronicle
Sarah Taddeo
Area residents gathered Sunday to remember Brittanee Drexel, a Chili teen who disappeared in 2009 and who the FBI believes is dead. more...


Activists shine light on sex trafficking
2014-08-18
Democrat & Chronicle
Neeti Upadhye, Staff writer
On a scorching Friday afternoon, Jennifer Wolfley walked up and down Monroe Avenue with a red Adidas drawstring backpack, handing out condoms and food to prostitutes who approached her. more...


Rochester Starts Human Trafficking Court
2013-10-03
WXXI
Beth Adams
Starting this week, men and women arrested for prostitution on the streets of Rochester will face a new kind of court hearing. more...


Prostitution court views crime through different lens
2013-10-03
Democrat & Chronicle
Jon Hand
Jennifer Wolfley never thought she’d see the day. more...


Rochester City Court To Feature Human Trafficking Unit
2013-10-02
WROC -8
Caroline Tucker
There is a growing movement in New York State and across the country to get prostitutes off the streets and out of the legal system. Most are women who are breaking the law, but they are also victims of abuse. more...


Human Trafficking Concerns Become A
2013-04-14
Just Us
ptierney
Feminists for Life and the Gandhi Institute more...


Do The Right Thing Executive Board
2012-03-01
dynrec.com
unknown
Members more...


Testimonials
2012-02-01
sharongrace.com
Jennifer Wolfley
On behalf of Rochester Institute of Technology, The Department of Criminal Justice and English Departments, more...


A Tale of Two Mothers
2011-11-01
RPD News
Jennifer Wolfley
On a fall October day two mothers set out to go to work. Officer Kate kisses her children goodbye, concers herself with what is for dinner, the status of the laundry and other domestic child rearing concers. She puts on her clothes, a freshly pressed uniform, black boots, a Kevlar vest.L more...


Jennifer Wolfley
2011-07-11
RIT
Paulette Swartzfager
Jennifer Wolfley more...


Mother's story
2011-06-01
Mary Cariola
unknown
A Mother's Story: Where would he have all these opportunities for self growth and more...


Brighton couple provides a stable home to a little boy
2010-05-19
Democrat & Chronicle
Chris Swingle
On a December day in 2006, Jen Wolfley stood in the blowing snow in Rochester talking to a drug-addicted prostitute, one of many she helped as an outreach worker. Wolfley remembers the sun shone brilliantly even through the storm as the woman said she was likely pregnant.
Wolfley had known her for seven years. She'd seen her high on the street and in jail, where Wolfley led a support group for women.
"She said, 'I want you to take the baby.'"
There were plenty of reasons to say no.
more...


Churches in Solidarity against Violence and Social Injustice
2009-04-10
The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Greater Rochester Community of Churches
6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus – Grace Urban Ministry Office at the corner of Dewey Ave. and Driving Park Speaker: Ms. Jennifer Wolfley, Director of Client Services, Grace Urban Ministries (Mary Magdalene Women’s Outreach Center & Shalom Family Life Center) more...


New liberal arts courses bring societal issues to the forefront
2009-02-26
RIT News & Events
Will Dube
Jennifer Wolfley, adjunct professor of English and criminal justice, has dedicated her professional life to increasing understanding and assisting people involved with one of America’s most prevalent, if little talked about, social problems— prostitution. As the longtime director of Rochester’s Mary Magdalene Outreach Center, she works to assist prostitutes in getting off the streets and rebuilding their lives, while also enhancing public awareness concerning the social effects of the issue. more...


Interesting people bring joy to others
2009-02-09
Democrat & Chronicle
Marketta Gregory
Sometimes people ask me to tell them about my most interesting interviews. They get really quiet, expecting to hear me rattle off a list of famous names that I've scratched down in my skinny reporter's notebook. more...


Former prostitutes share experiences with Shawcross
2008-12-11
WHEC-TV 10
Luciana Da Silva
At times Arthur Shawcross was nice and other times he was the focus of nightmares that is what two former prostitutes have told a woman who helped them turn their lives around. more...


"Dear John" Billboards Slated for Lyell Avenue
2008-09-10
WHAM-TV 13
Rachel Barnhart
(Rochester, N.Y.) – It’s been a while since the issue made headlines, but there’s a new reminder that prostitution remains a scourge on Lyell Avenue. more...


Neighborhood Reacts to Arrest in Shaw Case
2008-07-11
FOX 31 / WROC-TV 8
Evan Axelbank
The words have been passed down through the ages, but Thursday night, on Dewey Avenue and Driving Park Avenue in Rochester, "thou shall not kill" has new meaning. more...


Women's Outreach
2007-10-16
WHEC-TV
Nikki Rudd
Rochester Police are teaming up with a local outreach center, targeting people in our community many tend to overlook: the homeless, prostitutes, and people out of prison. more...


CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Lyell group wants tougher stand on prostitution
2007-03-04
City
Tim Louis Macaluso
Like most parents, Shirley Pratt would like to think about college and her daughter's future. But right now, she says, she doesn't have that luxury. Her only concern is keeping her safe. more...


Grace Urban Ministries needs volunteers, donations
2006-07-11
Democrat & Chronicle
Marketta Gregory
Looking for a place to help out during the holidays? Grace Urban Ministries needs youth groups and others to provide warm meals on Tuesday nights. Plus, they need donations of personal hygiene items, canned food, warm coats, boots, hats and gloves. more...


120 mourn A.J.; mother indicted
2005-08-28
Democrat & Chronicle
Donna Jackel and James Goodman,
Arthur J. Gibson Jr. was an outgoing, energetic child who loved playing video games, attending church and having his hair braided. more...


Going homeless: Social worker gets perspective
2005-08-22
Democrat & Chronicle
Marketta Gregory
Of all days to become homeless, Jennifer Wolfley chose a day when the rain came down not in drips and dribbles but in streams. more...


A helping hand out on the streets
2004-10-08
Democrat & Chronicle
Marketta Gregory
Jennifer Wolfley is a self-described poet, someone who observes and then communicates the truth. more...


NYS Thruway works to fight human trafficking
 
Jen Wolfley on WXXI's Need To Know - WATCH Human Trafficking In Monroe County - A Need To Know Special - YouTube [720p]
 
Jen Wolfley on WXXI's Need To Know