Each year, at least 100,000 children fall victim to sex trafficking within the U.S., and 200,000 to 300,000 are at risk of being commercially sexually exploited. Domestic victims of sex trafficking, including children, are severely overlooked in most state approaches to fight human trafficking.
S. 2925 by Senator Ron Wyden (OR) and H.R. 5575 by Representative Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) provides crucial funding to develop and enhance comprehensive, collaborative efforts to combat the sex trafficking, especially of children, in the U.S. by providing six block grants of $2,500,000 each to state or local government entities who have designed a holistic approach to investigating, prosecuting and deterring sex trafficking, and providing special services and shelter to the victims. We need this legislation!
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