Tennessee legislation to stop human trafficking passes

WomensfundAccording to a news release by the Women’s Fund for Greater Chattanooga, legislation to stop human trafficking in Tennessee has passed.

From the news release:

During the recent legislative session, Tennessee again took a lead in the battle against sex trafficking by passing some of the most progressive anti-human trafficking legislation in the country.  

Fourteen anti-human trafficking bills were presented and all passed. Some of the key legislative changes include the approval of a Human Trafficking Taskforce (which will determine future policies and services that will be provided for victims) and an amendment that allows Prosecutors to charge and convict the “purchasers” of victims (shifting the focus to the true source of human trafficking: the buyers).

To learn the details of each bill, please click here.


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