Virginia Is Commonplace for Human Trafficking Victims
January 11 is National Human Trafficking day and Virginia has become commonplace for this global crime. The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018 recently passed by Congress was signed on January 8 by President Trump. This action allocates $430 million through 2022 to prevent and respond to human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad.
Human trafficking is an international problem that has found a landing-place in neighborhoods many would least expect. Reports of the exact number of human trafficking cases worldwide vary greatly due to the difficulty of identifying victims who are kept in the shadows and cannot speak up and defend themselves.
Human trafficking recently made national headlines again after one of its victims, Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency by the Tennessee Governor’s office. She was a trafficking victim the world knew about, yet refused to acknowledge the possibility of … Click HERE to continue reading