Virginia organizations receive $866K to support victims of human trafficking

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"The Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office and our partners will never stop working to end human trafficking".

" Throughout this Management, the Division of Justice has actually battled strongly to bring human traffickers to justice as well as to provide vital help to trafficking survivors". In addition, the grant will assist victims with finding permanent housing, employment, occupational training and counseling. Family Time in Humble and Santa Maria Hostel in Houston are among 73 organizations receiving more than a combined $35 million to support housing services for human trafficking survivors.

The Office for Victims of Crime, for example, hosted listening sessions and roundtable discussions with stakeholders in the field in 2018 and launched the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center.

According to a report from Fox News, the Trump administration is expected to announce on Tuesday that it is directing $35 million worth of grants to organizations that will provide "transitional or short-term" housing assistance to victims of human trafficking.

In January Head of state Trump revealed an exec order to battle human trafficking, with objectives to aid targets, hold culprits to more stringent prosecution as well as boost education and learning to avoid future trafficking systems. "DOJ's grant recipients are on the frontlines of this fight, ensuring that survivors across our country are afforded safe and stable housing and empowered with the support and resources they need to rebuild their lives". Ms. Luthye added, "The Salvation Army program, based in Baltimore City, targets adult survivors of both sex trafficking and labor trafficking throughout the state of Maryland. From our experience, we know that providing safe, stable housing is essential to helping victims break away from their trafficker". The grants are expected to be issued from the Justice Department's Office for Victims of Crime, rather than from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Ivanka Trump has made human trafficking one of her areas of focus, leading to President Donald Trump's appointment of a special adviser to combat human trafficking and an executive order issued in January expanding the federal government's investigating and prosecuting of human trafficking.

Human trafficking is thought to be among the largest-scale criminal offenses on the planet, with 24.9 million individuals entraped by human traffickers that make greater than $150 billion in yearly earnings for the market, she stated previously this year, including that there are no group restrictions to human trafficking, which makes use of culture's most prone populaces.



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