Human Trafficking Update

Survivors of human trafficking endure an unspeakable amount of pain and trauma. Often, they are arrested for crimes they were forced to commit by their traffickers. Even after they are able to leave their trafficking situations, these criminal records haunt them for the rest of their lives.  A new bill introduced in Congress would allow courts to erase survivors’ nonviolent federal criminal convictions resulting from being trafficked.  Please click here to urge to call on the Senate and House of Representatives to pass this critical legislation.

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  • San Francisco Uncovers Nearly 500 Cases of Human Trafficking

There were almost 500 cases of human trafficking reported in San Francisco last year, according to a new report. The victims were identified by 15 government and community agencies throughout the city in 2015.   The authors of the report pointed out that California ranks with New York, Texas and Oklahoma as among the states with the most human trafficking in the country.

 

  • Religious Women Critical In Fight Against Trafficking

Women religious are often the first people to discover problems emerging in society because they work directly with so many people in need.  However, because religious focus more on providing assistance than publicizing their efforts, the rest of the world is often slower to catch on to where there is trouble. To find out more about what Catholic Sisters are doing to help trafficking survivors and abolish human trafficking, please go to the US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking website.

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