Michigan Human Trafficking legislative task force
faces the facts head on.
After the newly formed advisory board had its first meeting, an impromptu interview took place to let citizens of Michigan learn what is being done in Lansing to protect victims of human trafficking in Michigan. Check it out here:
The state’s Senate Human Trafficking Advisory Board has been formed to help Senator Emmons expedite her responsibilities since Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette appointed Emmons as chair of the Public Awareness Subcommittee for the Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking. The attorney general and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville have led the effort in raising public awareness of human trafficking in Michigan. Michigan is cited as ranking #5 nationally in human trafficking activity. This fact alone is outrageous.
Additionally, citizens of Michigan are embarrassingly unaware of how prevalent and hidden the human rights crimes are being conducted, and all the other criminal activity that is connected to it. At this point it is feasible none of us know the full scope of human trafficking takes place in the state. Neither do we know to what extent devastation caused by trafficking impacts our state. Since Detroit is one of the largest international crossings in the world, perpetrators of the trafficking of persons needs to be extinguished and quickly.
If you are interested in helping or sharing your concern about human trafficking, Sen. Emmons may be contacted by phone at (517) 373-3760. Office and mailing address is 1005 Farnum Building, P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536. If you are planning to be in the Lansing area and would like to stop by her office, it is located on the 10th floor.
If you suspect someone is a victim of sex trafficking, call
National Human Trafficking HOTLINE:
Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation
Task Force Complaint Line
- 2013 Report On Human Trafficking In Michigan (fox17online.com)