CommentsTrendsgangs.globalincidentmap.comTrends- State Initiatives Against Human Trafficking
|- June 12, 2013, "Oakland won't quit on trafficked kids"
"As child trafficking problem intensifies, the community finds new ways to combat the problem." (Source: Oakland Local, "Oakland won't quit on trafficked kids," June 12, 2013) (To read the story go to, "http://oaklandlocal.com/2013/06/oakland-wont-quit-on-trafficked-kids-journalism-for-social-change-fellows/")
- June 11, 2013, "Baucus tackles child sex trafficking"
"There's new focus on reports of child sex trafficking in Montana and across the country, and it's coming from U.S. Senator Max Baucus. He met with the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning to shed light on the issue....."
(Source: NBC Montana, "Baucus tackles child sex trafficking," June 11, 2013) (To read the story and view the video go to, http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/baucus-tackles-child-sex-trafficking/-/14594602/20529134/-/om8uk1z/-/index.html)
- June 8, 2013, "...North Carolina our state is ranked eighth in the nation for human trafficking according to the N.C. Coalition Against Human Trafficking."
(Source: The Durham News, "We deserve to be safe," June 8, 2013) (To read the story go to, http://www.thedurhamnews.com/2013/06/08/215788/we-deserve-to-be-safe.html")
- May 20, 2013, "President's Interagency Task Against Human Trafficking"
"...This is the second time that we have held the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons here at the White House..." (Source: Scoop World, "President's Interagency Task Against Human Trafficking," May 20, 2013) (To read the story go to, "http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1305/S00462/presidents-interagency-task-against-human-trafficking.htm")
- May 7, 2013, "Northern Virginia becoming sex trafficking hotspot"
"Gang members and sex traffickers seek out emotionally vulnerable girls at school, on the Metro, at shopping malls and on social media sites and lure them with flattery and gifts. Threats of violence, drugs and alcohol keep the young victims quiet when they eventually realize they've been entrapped." (Source: The Examiner, "Northern Virginia becoming sex trafficking hotspot," May 7, 2013) (To read the story go to, "http:// washingtonexaminer.com/examiner-local-editorial-no.va-becoming-sex-trafficking-hotspot/article/2529078")
- April 22, 2013, "Proposed law would strengthen human trafficking punishments"
"Legislation to close loopholes by amending certain sections of state human trafficking laws passed in 2007 has been introduced in both houses and backed by the New York State Public Affairs Committee of The Junior League." (Source: legislativegazette.com, "Proposed law would strengthen human trafficking punishments," (To read the full story go to,
- April 22, 2013, "Kansas human trafficking measure signed into law,"
"Gov. Sam Brownback signed a new law Monday designed to strengthen efforts in Kansas to combat human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of young women." (Source: SFGate,
"Kansas human trafficking measure signed into law," April 22, 2013) (To read the story go to,
March 25, 2013, "Oregon lawmakers target pimps, child sex traffickers"
"Oregon lawmakers are working to improve the tools that cops and social workers can use to separate pimps from the children they exploit."
(To read the full story go to, "http://www. oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/03/oregon_lawmakers_target_pimps.html")
- February 11, 2013, "Advocates seek more help for sexually exploited children
"Founded more than 20 years ago as a place for abused or neglected girls, the Heartland Girls' Ranch accepts girls referred by county child protection workers for a variety of reasons, but largely because they have been abused or neglected. In recent years, Minnesota counties
have increasingly sent girls who are victims of sex trafficking, some of whom were sold on websites like backpage.com. " (Source: grandforksherald.com, "Advocates seek more help for sexually exploited children," February 11, 2013) (To read the story go to, http://www. grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/256216/group/homepage/
- February 7, 2013, "Bill to toughen human trafficking laws clears Senate"
"Legislation intended to toughen Arkansas’ human trafficking law and offer new protections to victims passed the Senate on Thursday." (Source: Arkansas News, "Bill to toughen human trafficking laws clears Senate," February 7, 2013) (To read the story go to, http://arkansasnews.com/ sections/news/arkansas/bill-toughen-human-trafficking-laws-clears-senate.html
- February 7, 2013, "KANSAS SENATE APPROVES CHILD TRAFFICKING LAW"
"The Kansas Senate has approved legislation increasing the penalties child sex trafficking and providing help for victims of human trafficking." (Source: kake.com, "Kansas Senate Approves Child Trafficking Law," February 7, 2013) (To read the full story go to, "http://www.kake.com/news/headlines/Kansas-Senate-Approves-Child-Trafficking-Law-190277631.html") (NOTE: This story is a follow-up to, "Kansas Senate bill hopes to crack down on human trafficking," KCTV5 News, February 1, 2013, at, "http://www.kctv5.com/story/20935405/kansas-senate-bill-hopes-to-crack-down-on-human-trafficking")
- February 4, 2013, "LOUISVILLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE"
(Source: "Louisville Human Trafficking Task Force," February 4, 2013) (To sign up at this and any of several other Anti-Human Trafficking web sites go to, "https://www. facebook.com/LouisvilleHumanTraffickingTaskForce")
- February 1, 2013, " KANSAS SENATE BILL HOPES TO CRACK DOWN ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING"
"The federal government calls it one of the most heinous crimes. Now Kansas wants to take a stand, expanding services for victims of human trafficking and strengthening penalties when those victims are part of a juvenile sex trade." (Source: KCTV5 News, February 1, 2013, at, " http://www.kctv5.com/story/20935405/kansas-senate-bill-hopes-to-crack-down-on-human-trafficking")
- January 31, 2013, "BILL SCHUETTE: JOIN MICHIGAN'S FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING"
"The brutal crime of human trafficking is a serious human rights violation, and you might be surprised to know it is happening here in the Great Lakes State." (Source: Detroit Free Press, "Bill Schuette: Join Michigan's fight against human trafficking," January 31, 2013) (To read the full story go to, "http://www.freep.com/article/20130131/OPINION05/301310104/Bill-Schuette-Join-Michigan-s-fight-against-human-trafficking"
- January 26, 2013, "Human trafficking hotline get hardly any calls"
"A hotline to set up to take reports and offer aid to human trafficking victims in Tennessee has gotten only 28 calls in 15 months." (Source: wate.com, "Human trafficking hotline get hardly any calls," January 26, 2013) (To read the full story go to, "http://www.wate.com/ story/20714896/human-trafficking-hotline-get-hardly-any-calls")
- January 7, 2013, " CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING DATA POOLED IN TEXAS"
"A Texas nonprofit organization will soon launch the first of two comprehensive databases that it hopes will aid in the fight against child sex trafficking." (Source: Government Technology,
January 7, 2013, at, " http://www.govtech.com/Child-Sex-Trafficking-Data-Pooled-in-Texas.html")