Human Trafficking Commission holds meeting to strengthen state laws

(WLNS) – In an effort to prevent future human trafficking cases in Michigan, members of the Human Trafficking Commission will meet later today to discuss strengthening state laws.

They also want to expand support for victims and increasing public awareness.

According to the State Attorney General, that law was later strengthened in 2011 which meant victims could not only get restitution for costs suffered as a consequence to the crime but victims could also ask for restitution for years lost due to trafficking.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 17,000 foreigners are trafficked into the U.S. each year and those 40 percent involve a child.

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