US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES $44 MILLION IN GRANTS AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
On September 24th, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced $44 million grant funding to fight human trafficking. The fund will support fight trafficking, support victims, and in-depth research.
Lynch mentioned the fund is already supporting WashACT, a project by Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network, the Seattle Police Department, and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Washington.
Sixteen anti-human trafficking groups that work with law enforcement were picked to receive part of the funding of $23 million.
The rest of the fund will go to several victim service organizations, law enforcement, the National Conference of State Legislatures, American Bar Association, and other organizations to serve different purposes but achieve same goal to combat human trafficking.
“Human traffickers prey on some of the most vulnerable members of our society and their crimes—which are nothing short of modern-day slavery—have no place in this country,” Lynch said.
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Source: American Bar Association