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Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act is passed by U.S. House of Representatives

By May 20, 2015Uncategorized
Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate package of S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA).

The Center for Global Justice did some brief research for Shared Hope on the bill, and we were included on a letter that went to the House urging them to pass the bill.  The Center works with Shared Hope International, a Christian NGO dedicated to combatting sex trafficking in the U.S. and around the globe.

This landmark bill gives law enforcement new tools and training to prevent the crime, and makes sex buyers accountable for the harm they cause.

The bill will now be sent to President Obama for JVTA to be signed into law.